MARK EDWARD DAILEY
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TORONTO, CANADA After a courageous and tremendous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mark Edward Dailey. He peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, surrounded by his family in Toronto, Canada, where he had lived for over 30 years.
He was born in Youngstown on Aug. 1, 1953, the cherished son of John and Rose-Marie (Genetta) Dailey.
He was the devoted husband of Kim (Gould) and proud father to Nicole Grove and her husband, Matt. He will be missed dearly by his sisters and their spouses, Kathleen Rose and Dan Gacsal of Toledo and Colleen and Tom Smith of Hubbard. He is also survived by his parents-in-law, John and Doreen Gould of Canada, as well as sister-in-law, Kelly. He was dearly loved and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his many godchildren.
Mark graduated from Ursuline High School and attended the law enforcement program at Youngstown State University. At 16 years old, he began pursuing his passion in radio and television broadcasting at WNIO, WHOT and WYTV before his big break at CKLW and CHUM radio in Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. He paralleled his career with law enforcement as a crime reporter and lectured extensively on police and justice issues and media relations. His move to CITYtv in Toronto began a career that lasted over 30 years.
He was the late night news anchor, viewed by millions and is known as The Voice of Toronto. His deep, resonant baritone voice was heard on commercials, clips and even animated shows.
Marks generosity was evident in the many community service organizations. He helped and he received numerous awards for his work including Man of the Year 2009. He chronicled his own personal battle with prostate cancer on television and encouraged many to be pro-active about their health. He was on the board of directors of Prostate Cancer Canada.
Mark lived life to the fullest while enjoying golf, baseball, driving semi-trucks, music and traveling. His quick wit and humor will be well remembered.
His obituary in the Toronto Star reads, To all who have had the honor to meet him, Marks a true gentleman and a genuinely kind and compassionate man. Many know him as the most faithful friend, willing to give his time, talent and an encouraging word.
Although our family is heart-broken, we find solace in our faith, family and friends, as well as the millions of people offering their kind words of sympathy.
A memorial in Marks honor will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at noon at Saint Rose Church in Girard.
Visit www.blackstonesfh.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the Dailey family.
“Jack and Rosemary Our deepest condolences on the loss of you son Mark.. What a beautiful tribute his tv station gave him..Fran &amp; Dom”
» Fran Airato on December 16, 2010
“I remember Mark as a nighbor, a fellow student at St. Rose and just a great guy. I am so sorry for your loss, he was too young! God Bless you all David R. ”
» David Ruggiero on December 16, 2010