Richard D. Cole Funeral Home Inc.
328 Beaver St
Sewickley, PA 15143
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Of Grove City, PA, formerly of Sewickley, PA, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 ,in the company of his loving son and daughter-in-law. He was born on April 18, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA to Dr. and Mrs. Frank R. Bailey, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife Helena Vuyk Bailey. He is survived by a son, Frank (Cindy) Bailey; daughter, Ann Bailey; three grand-children, Colleen, Amanda, Clayton; and two great-grandchildren, Marissa and Braylon. He was a graduate of Shady SideAcademy and Princeton University '50 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army with the 32nd Infantry Division in the Philippines and participated in the occupation of Japan. He joined the Pittsburgh firm Dravo Corporation, a fabricator of steel floating and material handling equipment. After 32 years there in various capacities, he retired early when the U.S. steel industry collapsed. He then undertook boat building and campaigned a sailboat for fourteen years on a nearby lake. His other interests included The Presbyterian church of Sewickley, PA; Edgeworth Club member since the early 50's; management of a small charitable foundation; Grove City College where he established a memorial scholarship fund in the name of his brother John L. Bailey, Princeton '45; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (board member emeritus); contributing member of The Amateur Yacht Research society (UK); eleven years of cruising on Lake Huron with a friend; readings in literature, history, philosophy, and theology. He filled his home with over twenty-five ship models "of almost museum quality" and a plethora of hand crafted items he so loved to create. He was a passionate dog lover, amateur cartoonist, and always kept his lawn cut. He will be dearly missed. Private arrangements by the RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, INC., Sewickley, PA.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2014
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