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June 30, 1921-Sept 1, 2013
Born June 30, 1921, Walter Bailey, 92, of Merced, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and went home to heaven on September 1, 2013. Born in Oakland, he served 4 years in the army and attended college afterwards to earn his Master's degree at USC.
Walt's career in education spanned 33 years retiring while in Administration. He was active in Rotary, Kiwanis, American Legion, VFW, Elks, Eagles, Masons, Merced Trade Club, and Merced Golf & Country Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Merced.
Walt is survived by sister Marian and husband Mario Piccioni of Riverside, son Chris Bailey and wife Denise of Merced, daughter Kimberly Bailey of Turlock, grandchildren Stefani Mendoza, William Morgan, Morgan Bailey, and Leslie Morgan, and great grandchildren Elizabeth, Brianna, and Gabriel Mendoza. Walt's wife Loretta passed into heaven on April 7th, 2009 after having been married for 53 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sat. Sept 28, 10:30am at First Baptist Church of Merced, 500 Buena Vista Dr, Merced. Interment will be held privately at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.
Published in Merced Sun Star on Sept. 25, 2013