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Glenn Thomas Bailey


1950 - 2019
Glenn Thomas Bailey Obituary
Glenn T. Bailey, 68

11/14/1950 - 11/5/2019

Glenn was born in Clearfield, PA, to Walter Alvin Bailey and Coral Mary (Lawyer) Bailey. He was a long-time resident of Newport News/Hampton, recently moving back to his hometown in Clearfield, PA. He passed on from complications of a massive stroke at Williamsburg Hospice House.

Upon graduation from Williamsport College, Glenn moved from PA to VA in 1972 to work at Newport News Shipbuilding as a nuclear welder in dept. X18, and he retired in Dec. 2013 after 41 years in the yard. He was a member and advocate for Steelworkers Union 8888 and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed spending time with his friends playing pool and darts and was a loving and giving dad to his two daughters. In Clearfield, he was a member of both the Moose Lodge 268 and VFW Post 1785.

He is survived by his two daughters, Heather Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey, his granddaughter Lilith Ann Fosbrink, his brother Alvin Bailey, sister Cindy Thompson, three nephews and many cousins, including longtime friend Allen "Red" Bailey. Glenn was preceded in death by his father Walter Bailey and more recently by his mother Coral Bailey (2016) and his brother Robert Bailey (2017). Glenn moved back to PA to dedicate himself to help with their medical needs and end-of-life care.

Nov.23, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., there will be a gathering of friends, family, and former co-workers at Cozzy's Comedy Club & Tavern, 9700 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. Please bring your stories to this celebration of Glenn's life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: of Virginia, 477 Viking Dr., Suite 130, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 www.donate3.cancer.org

A special thank you to Williamsburg Hospice House. "Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day."
Published in Daily Press on Nov. 17, 2019
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