RUMFORD — Daniel J. Ames, 64, of Sunnyside Terrace, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 11, at his residence.
He was born in Rumford, Aug. 27, 1948, a son of Charles E. and Alice M. (Arsenault) Ames. Dan was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mexico High School, Class of 1966. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving for 20 years and retiring in 1987.
He received an associate's degree from Cisco Jr. College in Cisco, Texas, and his bachelor’s degree in finance, economics and computer information systems from McMurray University in Abilene, Texas, Class of 1993. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 11 years in Texas, retiring in 2007, and then he moved to Maine.
Dan loved square dancing and golfing with his brother, Jim. He was an avid sports fan and loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Jeannie L. Ames of Rumford; two children, Robert Ames of Abilene, Texas, and Diane Bryant of Tacoma, Wash.; stepmother, Elizabeth Ames of Lewiston; a brother, James Ames and wife, Trudy, of Frostproof, Fla.; three sisters, Linda Phillips and husband, Gordon, of Rumford, Brenda Eastman and husband, Bob, of Mexico and Charlene Spadea and companion, Gary Wentzell, of Mexico; stepsister, Debi Benning of Wayne; and a grandson, Cody Bates of Clyde, Texas.
He was predeceased by his parents.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the Ames family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.