Leland J. Bailey, Jr., age 82, of Erie, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012, at Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center. He was born November 1, 1930 in Erie, son of the late Leland and Margaret Ehrheart Bailey. Leland was a 1948 graduate of Cathedral Prep and a 1980 graduate of Gannon College. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Leland was also a General Electric Apprentice Graduate, Tool and Die Maker, and retired as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering on January 1, 1991 with 42 years of service. He was a member of St. James R.C. Church, East Erie Turners, Siebenbuerger Club, G.E. Quarter Century Club and GEER. Leland was a Duplicate Bridge Silver Life Master, and loved pinochle, bowling, bingo, and was a world traveler. Leland is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine Bailey; two sons, Barry Bailey (Justina) of Erie and Bruce Bailey (Marian) of Yorktown, Va.; nine grandchildren, Marc, Daniel, Todd, Joseph (Darlene), Chelsea, Ian, and Brent Bailey, Jennifer Hannold (Matthew) and Janis Englert (Brian); five great-grandchildren, Nathan and Breanna Englert, Amber and Kira Bailey, and Conner Hannold; former daughter-in-law, Sharon Bailey Drayer; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, David Bailey; two sisters, Marlene Orsefski and Joanne Cooper; and a great-grandson, Patrick Papale. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James R.C. Church at 11 a.m. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James School Scholarship Fund, 2635 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA 16510. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Dusckas Funeral Home - East Side
2607 Buffalo Road Erie, PA 16510
Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 5, 2012