Daniel C. Gailor

September 16, 1940 ‒ July 17, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Daniel C. Gailor, age 79, of Danville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.  He was born on September 16, 1940 in Saratoga Springs, New York the son of William and Helen (Whitney) Gailor.  Daniel worked as a conductor for CP Rail before retiring after 30-plus years.

In his free time, Daniel enjoyed fishing, gardening, riding motorcycles, playing music on the guitar, singing and dancing.  He played lead guitar in a country western band.  Daniel also owned his own fix it shop and a landscaping company.

Daniel was very caring man and had a heart of gold always helping someone in their time of need.

He is survived by his children; Joseph (Chrissie Sobon) Gailor and Sheri (Kurtis) Frederick; three grandchildren, Shawn and Karen Frederick and Joey Morgan; two great granddaughters, Brandi and Addison Morgan; sisters, Doris Lista of Rochester New York;  Mary (Joel) Johnson of Danville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a faithful canine companion Cricket.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Gailor; two brothers, William Gailor and George Gailor; a sister, Helen Stigliano and a nephew, George Gailor.

In following with Daniel’s wishes there will be private services in New York.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Daniel C. Gailor.

Memorial contributions in Daniel’s name may be made to St. Judes or the charity of one’s choice to help an animal.


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  • Uncle Dan, regardless if you can see this or not, I hope you’re truly out of pain and that Grandma, Grandpa, Sue, my Dad, Uncle George, Aunt Helen and Georgie and many other Gailors were at Heavens Gate when you gained your wings. May you be resting in peace. I love and will miss you dearly Uncle Dan. <3 MLH&R (Much Love Honor & Respect).

    Sheri, Kurtis, Shawn Karen, Joe, Joey, Brandi and Addison I’m sending all of you my love, hugs, prayers, condolences, and strength to get through all this. I want you all to know, I’m your cousin and will always be here for you no matter what. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Love you all.

    Aunt Doris and Aunt Mary, I’m also sending you both my love, hugs, prayers, condolences, and strength to get through all this. I’m also here for both of you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Love you both.

  • Cousin Dan,
    Hadnt seen you in many years. Remember you and your group playing at our wedding.
    You were such a good guy. Many memories of growing up around you when dad and mom came up to Uncle Bills home.
    Always a rush when everybody was there. REST IN PEACE.

  • Dad,

    I have been thinking about you every day and I miss you.

    Some days are better than others. I will hear a song or see something that reminds me of you and it makes it hard not to keep it together.

    I remember our conversations and the last time I spoke to you we both said I love you.

    I will always remember you coming down the hall when I walked in the door playing yet another musical instrument and smiling. Your talent for playing any musical instrument without reading a note always amazed me. A talent that I wish I had inherited from you.

    Your time here on Earth was not easy. I hope you have found peace, love and happiness in the afterlife.

    You will always be remembered and loved.

    Until we see each other again.

    Your Daughter