Dan M. Lail, 65, of Schenectady, died March 22 after a brief illness. Mr. Lail was born on April 7, 1947, in Richmond, Va.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Molly Tillison of Ogdensburg, NJ; daughters Kari Ann Smith (Paul) of Ocala, FL, and Christy Lynn McNeil of Flagler Beach, FL; stepsons, Michael LaBarr (Amy) of Hillsborough, NC, and William LaBarr of St. Cloud, FL (Joann); grandchildren: Tyler and Abigail LaBarr, Kaitlyn and Alexander LaBarr, and Reece and Abigail Bubnow; cousins: Paul Miles (Lillian), Jim Miles (Lola), Gerri Miles, David Miles (Sharon), Donna Speck (Gary), and Wayne Miles; aunt, Dorothy Miles; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Muriel Hill; stepfather, Henry Hill; sister, Robin Hill; and cousin, Gary Miles.
Mr. Lail graduated from Guilderland High School, Guilderland, NY, in 1966. He worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He also served in the United States Air Force from 1966-1970.
A passionate musician, Mr. Lail was named an honorary inductee into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Most recently, Lail was a bass player in the 80s Southern rock band Karner Blue.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Lail at 11 a.m. on April 6, at Woodlawn Reformed Church, 1858 State St., Schenectady, NY. The service will be officiated by Rev. Paul Ferenczy, Mr. Lail’s brother-in-law, and Woodlawn’s pastor, Derek DeJager.