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Curtis G. Bailey, 54, of Corry, Pa., passed into the presence of the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014, after courageously fighting cancer for the past year.
He was born on September 20, 1959, in Corry, Pa., a son of Jean Ohrn Bailey of Corry and the late Robert Bailey.
In addition to his father, Curtis was preceded in death by his nephew, Matthew Emmons and his father and mother-in-law, Roger and Mary Andrus.
Curtis was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School in 1977. He entered the U. S. Air Force, serving a 20 year career as a jet engine craftsman. He married his high school sweetheart, Holly Andrus Bailey, on October 3, 1981 in Corry. Curtis and Holly enjoyed their time in the Air Force, serving in various places that included Delaware, Germany and North Carolina. Curtis and his family moved back to Corry in 1997.
He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Corry, and was a head usher and a member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee. Curtis was a member of the Corry Country Club, the Wrestling and Football Boosters Clubs and was a former Little League coach for the Moose Club
and Crotty's teams.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He especially loved summer vacations in Holden Beach, N.C., his brother-in-law's camp on Jackson Hill, and golfing with his buddies. Curtis loved hunting, especially with his cousin, Mike Frontera, and also liked wrestling and football. He was a wrestling referee for ten years.
In addition to his mother, Curtis is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Holly, two children, Chelsea Weidner and her husband Leandro of Corry, Pa., and Cody Bailey stationed with the US Marine Corp
at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; a granddaughter, Aubrielle Weidner; three brothers, Craig Bailey and his wife Carol of Columbus, Pa., and Gordon Bailey and his wife Mary of Corry, Pa., and Ned Bailey and his wife Donna of Fairview, Pa. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Shelley Emmons and her husband Daryl of Corry, Pa., Lizanne Orn and her husband Bill of Chester, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Mike Andrus and his wife Lisa of Corry, Pa., and Jon Andrus and his wife Joni of Columbus, Pa.; and many cousins and several loving nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church, 650 Worth St., Corry, Pa., on Monday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. William Beatty and Rev. James Moffett will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 650 Worth St., Corry, PA 16407, LifeCare Pregnancy Center, 127 N. Center St., Corry, PA 16407, or Corry Kids Wrestling, 304 Turnpike Road, Corry, PA 16407.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.
Published in the Erie Times-News from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014