Herbert Bailey

Herbert Frederick Bailey

1930 - 2010

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Herbert Frederick Bailey Passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010, as a result of an unexpected illness. Herb was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa and pop-pop. He was born in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1930, the son of Helen Naylor and Peter Bailey of Elmira. He was predeceased by his brother Perry Bailey and sister Lillian Schwab. Herb is survived by his loving wife Patricia Combs Bailey; sons, Kenneth (Roxanne) Bailey of Sidney, MT, Curtis (Molly) Bailey of Pine City; daughter Kathleen Carleton of Henrietta, NY; grandsons, John (Randene) Bailey, Ethan (Ashley) Bailey, Donald James Bailey; great-grandson Bohden Bailey, all of Sidney, MT; granddaughters, Whitney and Rachel Carleton of Henrietta, NY; step-daughters, Robin (Carl) Holmqvist of Bangor, PA, Vicki (Michael) Cooke of Stroudsburg, PA; step-grandchildren, Ciarrah and Jordan Holmqvist of Bangor, PA, Olivia, Annika and Tyler Cooke of Stroudsburg, PA; sister Shirley (Erling) Orke; sisters-in-law, Donna Chapman and Mary Lou Richards; special niece Carol (Richard) Adams; nephews, Harold (Bonnie) Bailey, David (Diane) Bailey, and their families; along with several other nieces and nephews. Herb proudly served his country, from 1947 - 1952, in the U S. Army and the NY National Guard Co. E. He attended the Monterey Army Language School and was then stationed in Germany where he was a Russian translator. Herb was Superintendent of General Crushed Stone Company in Horseheads, retiring in 1994. At one time in his life Herb learned to fly airplanes and became a flight instructor. He enjoyed boating and was a member of the Watkins Glen Yacht Club. Active in local organizations, Herb was a long time Rotarian and was proud to have been named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a lifetime member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge, a member of the Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364, Horseheads American Legion, Arnot Sportsman Club, Arnot, PA, and the Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch, PA. Herb loved to hunt, taking several trips out west to hunt in Montana with his son and grandsons. After retirement, Herb and Patricia traveled all over the country. He loved woodworking, building model airplanes and taking care of his home and property. Herb had a wonderful sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. He was a self-made man, rising above the adversity he experienced as a child. Herb will be missed by all who knew him. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 5:15 p.m. Officers and Members of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364, will gather at McInerny Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, 2010 to conduct a service for our brother Herb. Signed, Terry Oakley, Master
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