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Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dorothy Elinor Bayless

Age 90, passed away peacefully, June 2, 2017.

Dorothy and her late husband Bill were owners of Bayless Office Equipment Co., of which they were very proud. Dorothy was a life-long resident of Wilmington who loved cooking and entertaining, especially at their house on the Elk River in Town Point, MD, where family and friends frequently gathered. Dorothy was an active Episcopalian and enjoyed being a part of the extended families of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. David's. Her last years were spent at Shipley Manor, where she brightened the hallways with her ever constant smile and hugs to all she met. She lived a full and good life and will be missed by many.

Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Bayless; their sons, William Jr., and Michael, she is survived by daughters, Lynn Judge (Matt), Deborah Snipes (Bill), and Karen Merlino (Don) and daughters-in-law Nancy and Judith. She was the loving grandma to Matt Judge, IV (Donna), Pat Judge (Susie), Sarah Heberle (Eric), Alice Bayless, Jamie Bayless, Chelsea Snipes, Shannon and Chris Merlino; and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Baird and numerous nieces, nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 11:00 am, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1108 N. Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Dorothy will be interred alongside her husband Bill at the VA Cemetery in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, Dorothy requested donations be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 E. Marsh Lane, Suite 4, Newport, DE 19804 or to Trinity Episcopal Church.


Published in The News Journal from June 6 to June 8, 2017
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