It is with great sadness that I let you all know that Our Dan left the earth on December 5, 2018 I.... as I'm sure..... many of you will miss him so much. He helped so many and truly cared up until he left. He ask that I let all of you know. My heart is truly sad. I am truly sorry for your loss of Our Dan
Most sincere sympathy,
A post from Brittney, Dan’s daughter.
On Wednesday evening, my dad was embraced by The Lord’s open arms. While my family and I are absolutely devastated at the loss, I am relieved to know my dad can have peace after an aggressive battle with cancer.
I thank all of you-his family, close friends, friends that may be a little out of touch, friends of my mom and me who he treated as family, acquaintences, fishing buddies, those who he met through cancer forums for whom he had high regard, and any others I may have missed-for giving my dad a meaningful life. I find relief during this darkest hour knowing that although his life was short, my dad left the physical world with a lifetime of memories and adventures. I am grateful to all of you who joined him on the journey. Thank you for giving my dad’s life meaning.
I ask that you turn your tears and sadness into love and intention. Take extra time to enjoy your families, reach out to an old friend, be kind to a stranger today. Travel to every corner of the world. Seek adventure in all capacities it comes to you. Create the memories now, for we are never promised tomorrow. My dad had a very big, adventurous heart and it is my hope that we can share kindness, embrace love, and follow our most curious journeys in his honor.
Thank you in advance to everyone for your prayers, thoughts, and love during this most difficult time. May we all live a life as full as my dad’s.
In Memory of
Daniel P. Jory
1956 - 2018
Obituary of Daniel Jory
ILION - Daniel P. Jory, age 62, of Ilion, NY, passed on to the next life on December 5, 2018 at his home. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by the love, faith, and support of his family.
He was born on July 4, 1956 in Utica, New York, the son of Margaret Mason Jory and the late Donald P. Jory. Dan was raised in Utica. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School from kindergarten to grade 8, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1974. He went on to attend Monroe Community College for two years.
Following his schooling, Dan travelled to California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Florida. He lived in many ski resorts, skiing during the day and working and learning the restaurant business at night. In 1979, he rode up the Alcan Highway with three friends and began a thirty-eight year commercial fishing career in Kodiak and Cordova, Alaska. During the off-season, he returned to Utica and worked in local ski shops and enjoyed the lift tickets bonus for many years.
Dan was a caring, loving, energetic husband and father. He was a hard worker and always helped others. Dan loved downhill, telemarking, and cross-country skiing. He was a racer. He loved the outdoors and his passion was fishing in Alaska.
He was diagnosed in 2006 with stage 4 prostate cancer and told he would live only one year. He continued to fish on his boat during fishing season in Alaska for nine more years and worked in local ski shops in New York during the off-season. He took six trips to Europe in eight years visiting Ireland, England, Portugal, France, and twice to Spain. He felt blessed to live twelve and one half years after diagnosis.
Donations in Dan’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.