James F. Daniels Sr., 62, passed away Friday May 6, 2011 at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. James was born November 9, 1948 in Alexandria Bay, the son of Frank and Verna Ely Daniels. James attended school in Alexandria Bay and was married to Elizabeth Besaw.
James had been employed as a truck driver, laborer, and seasonal worker, often enjoying the outdoors collecting bait with his father and brothers. He loved the outdoors, hunting, trapping, fishing, and gardening. James also enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
James is survived by a companion, Edith Cooper; a daughter, Jacqueline Brozzo of Gouverneur; two sons, James F. Daniels Jr. and his companion Brandi Jesmer of Gouverneur and Joshua R. Daniels of Gouverneur; his mother, Verna Daniels of Hammond; six grandchildren; a brother, Frank Daniels Jr. and his wife Christine of Wegatchie; sisters Sandy Lawrence of Austell, GA, Trudy June and her husband Duane of Rossie, and Christine Murray and her husband Doug of Chippewa Bay; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Frank Daniels Sr.; and a brother, Michael Daniels.
There are no funeral services and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.