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Harvey Alan Bailey
Feb. 8, 1937 - Nov. 4, 2012
Harvey was born in Chicago; worked as an advertising executive in Ann Arbor and Chicago and has lived in the Bay Area the past 27 years.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Betsy Cohen, his grateful and loving children, Jodie Bailey Berro, Robin Bailey-Chen (Eran), Dashiell Cohen Shapiro (Rachel), Nathaniel Cohen Bailey and grandchildren Bailey Berro, Nicole and Rachel Bailey-Chen, Faye and Albert Shapiro. He also leaves behind two sisters, Linda Johnson and Gale Bailey.
His memory will be retained through the enormous unconditional love he provided his loved ones.
Before graduating from the University of Michigan, at age 19 he began his advertising career at Campbell Ewald in Detroit. Most recently he was a faculty member of the Art Institute of San Francisco. At 27, he was the youngest creative supervisor at Foote Cone & Belding, perhaps the original Mad Man. He wrote a number of Clio Award-winning commercials for such names as Gatorade, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Kraft, and Hallmark and won several New York Film festival awards. He created the first anti-smoking campaign featuring Surgeon General Koop and Brooke Shields. Before he became ill in late July, he was at UCLA receiving a master's degree in media psychology.
He will also be remembered for the Daily Harvey Bailey, his internationally read daily blog on marketing and advertising. (harveybailey.blogspot.com)
He was cheerful, open, generous, warm, with an unusually insightful humor and infectious laugh. A gentle soul.
We extend appreciation to our caretaker Hazel Perry, Sutter Care at Home, Hospice Pathways, and all of the healthcare professionals who treated Harvey with dignity.
The service will be held at 11AM Thursday, November 8, Beth El Synagogue, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 7, 2012
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