Rich Bailey, 79, of Fairfax, VA was called home on May 31, 2019. Rich was the beloved father of Kathleen Bailey and David Bailey, and devoted husband to the late Mary Kathryn Bailey. Rich is preceded in death by his brother James, mother, and father. Rich served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, and a parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He is survived by his children, his beloved son-in-law Aladar Csontos, and countless extended family and friends.
A visitation with be held on Friday June 7, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main St., Fairfax, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday June 7 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA. Interment will be at Fairfax Memorial Park. “Well done, good and faithful servant … enter into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew 25:21.
- Kathleen Bailey, Daughter
- David Bailey, Son
- Mary Kathryn Bailey, Spouse
- He is survived by his children, his beloved son-in-law Aladar Csontos, and countless extended family and friends.
- Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 7, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, June 7, 2019
June 11, 2019
Kathy and David Sorry life had to take the turn it did . Was a great friend and relative of your dad . We had many good memories,particularly National Guard days and Steeler games . Uncle Rege
June 6, 2019
Rich was my best friend. We met at the American Legion on Friday's for the last ten years. We had great conversations We know many of the same people and the stories of the Sears family. I enjoyed when Rich became excited when Kathy and Al would be out of town. He would start planning his dinners. He could eat whatever he wanted. Rich will be greatly missed.
June 5, 2019
David, My deepest condolences on the passing of your father.
June 4, 2019
Met Rich just a few years back. We would share beers at the American Legion on Friday evenings. He was such a great story teller - and stories he had! A great guy that could always get a laugh out of me. And during our times together, he always had room to express his admiration for Kathy & Al and their devotion to him. Don't know how often he told them, but he always shared great thoughts about them to me. He'll be missed on my Friday's at the Legion. Was such a great man. May God rest his soul.
June 3, 2019
Rich was a fellow executive at Sears with me while I was at Landmark. We had so many great times and I remember when Rich and his wife joined us for dinner at our home in Lake Ridge.
We stayed in touch after both of us retired and he shared his medical experience with me. His daughter was wonderful taking care and looking out for his well being.
I remember while we were working at Sears, I kid hi about nit having hub caps on his car, and I bought him new hub caps. We had a big laugh over that.
Rich was one of the good guys. I will miss him.
June 3, 2019
David and Kathleen,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your dad. I was deeply saddened when I received the news. Rich and I were co-workers for many years and stayed in contact after he left Sears and then in our post-retirement period.
Rich had a great ability to recall details from past events and was a master at spinning tales, usually focusing on the amusing aspects of those stories. His laughter was infectious and would captivate those in his proximity with his engaging personality.
I am privileged to have known your dad, and hope that you find comfort in recalling memories of the good times you shared with him. May God welcome Rich into His kingdom.