Alexander – Elwin Herbert Daley, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Elwin was born in Rumford on June 21, 1945, son of Alward and Ruth (Webster) Daley.
Elwin attended school in Dixfield and on August 24, 1963 he married the love of his life, Genie Bailey. In 1969 they came to Baileyville for Elwin to work a 2-week security guard position in the mill which led to a 40-year career as a security guard at Georgia Pacific. Elwin was an avid outdoorsman, taking advantage of the many opportunities that the Maine woods and waters offered. In 1971 he became a Master Maine Guide. Elwin helped guide with his son’s business, Riverside Guide Service, and hunted and fished with numerous family members and friends over the years, but his favorite hunting “buddy” was his wife Genie.
Elwin enjoyed being active in his community. He served as a volunteer firefighter with the town of Alexander for 25 years, Constable for two years and attended the People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville. Elwin was a family man and devoted his life to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents Alward and Ruth, Elwin was predeceased by twin granddaughters, Emma Jean and Emileigh Christine; and siblings Hugh, Robert, Alward, Edward, John, Francis, Dorothy, Marion and Alice. Surviving are his beloved wife of 58 years, Genie Daley; three children, Danny Daley and wife Shannon of Calais, Tammy Harmon and husband Randy of Marshfield, and Timmy Daley and wife Stacy of St. Stephen, NB; eight grandchildren, Jordan Daley of Orrington, Heather Townsend and fiancé Ryan Spear of Machias, Joshua Townsend and wife Carrie of Marshfield, Nicholas Harmon of Marshfield, Ashley Harmon of San Antonio, TX, Trevor Wood of Cutler, Brooklyn Daley of St. Stephen, NB, and Alyssa Daley of St. Stephen, NB; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Emily Fletcher and husband Cleon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many special friends.
A celebration of Elwin’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.