John Arthur Dailey, a retired Baltimore Fire Department lieutenant, died of cancer Sept. 13 at Charlestown Retirement Community, where he had lived for the past year. The former Orchard Beach and Ten Hills resident was 86. Born in Baltimore and raised on Hollins Street, he was a graduate of St. Peter the Apostle Parochial School.
He joined the city Fire Department and was assigned as a firefighter to Truck 13 on Carey Street in Southwest Baltimore. His career was interrupted by service in the Army Corps of Engineers as a staff sergeant during World War II.