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George F. Bailey Jr.

September 9, 1937November 20, 2020

George F. Bailey Jr. was born on September 9, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away on November 20, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio and is under the care of DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes.

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Phil and Linda Marcin

November 30, 2020

Dear Family Members,

George and I met in the seminary and remained friends ever since. His room there was a disaster area but we all loved him. We clearly remember the class reunion George hosted shortly after we were married. It was a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Erie. We kept in touch these many years generally by phone. May George be accompanied by the saints and angels to the heart of God.

With Love, Phil and Linda Marcin

Michelle (Murray) Coleman

November 26, 2020

I was sorry to learn of the passing of Uncle George. Like so many of my “uncles” he was actually a very close family friend with whom we spent so much of our youth, vacations, and major life events.

I remember Uncle George as a deeply religious, humble man who was a fundamentally decent human being.

He certainly had his quirks. He always wanted to be helpful when he’d come visit and, try as he might, he wasn’t particularly handy. That’s an understatement. My sister and I would oftentimes follow him in whatever he was “helping” with. We didn’t mind all that much – he was affable, kind, thoughtful, and the least judgmental person we had ever met.

I’ll never forget his boisterous “ho ho ho” as he dressed as Santa Claus, or his beautiful smile. Nor all our memories of him taking a walk wearing his bucket hat, getting lost in his thoughts and then physically lost – the whole neighborhood eventually knew him because we’d send out the search party looking for him so often! He became all of our “Uncle George” over the years.

He was short in stature but mighty in spirit. I loved him dearly. Rest in peace, dear Uncle George.

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Martin Louis

November 25, 2020

I was blessed to be a friend these last 3 years especially at St Augustine Masses and singing with him. Best of all Friday night dinners. We will meet again at the Lords eternal meal. Until then I will keep singing in the joyful memories. Marty

Edward & Carol Murray

November 24, 2020

Dear Barb, Sue and Dave,
Thoughts from Ed.
George was a loyal and faithful friend. He brought joy and dialogue with a sense of support and caring for people in pain and hurt.
Unfortunately, Carol and I made many phone calls to George since late spring 2020. Today, many pieces of the puzzle came together, because we learnt that George was moved to the more intense area of care.
Historically, George jointed the Murrays for many of our summer holidays and many of our annual family Christmas Parties. He was a delightful Santa and a bit of Grey Goose did not hurt his performance. At the gatherings, George contributed life, joy and ideas. All of our family neighbors and friends knew George and asked “how’s George?”
For our girls, he was Uncle George. Most of these memories were events at Catawba. During the summers, he loved his walks and the swims.
Thoughts from Carol
George was a kind, caring, sharing and prayerful gentlemen. He was, in his own words, ‘practical practical.’ George was so supportive, especially when my Mom died and later when my sister passed away.
The Murray family has so many fond and lovely memories of George throughout these past 40 years. He was our girls adopted “Uncle George.” The girls, Ed and I all recall delightful memories of George on many vacations with us at Jekyll Island, Georgia. Recollections from the Ashtabula dinners, discussions and special events bring smiles and reflections. Catawba Island visits recall the numerous cookouts, long walks, daily swims and the church discussions as does George’s winter stays at our condo in Venice, Florida.
On many occasions, Carol and George would debate the subservient role of the female in the Catholic Church and the need for the U.S. American Bishops to speak out on Social Justice. The Catholic Church was his whole being. George was a devoted servant and our good friend.
Carol, Michelle, Meghan and I send our love and peace to all of you. He is in a better place

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