Bruce L. BaileyJune 4, 1944 ~ July 21, 2017 (age 73)
POLAND – Bruce L. Bailey, 73, passed away peacefully with his sons at his side at Hospice House on Friday, July 21, 2017 following a brief illness.
Bruce was born June 4, 1944 in Youngstown, a son of Dorothy (Traut) and Chester Bailey.
He grew up in Youngstown, graduating from South High School in 1962. He attended Bowling Green State University and worked most of his adult life as a salesman in the Retail Advertising Department of the Vindicator, retiring in 2011. He moved to Poland in 1975.
Bruce had a special affinity for Idora Park since his boyhood home on Bonnie Brae Avenue was in the shadows of the park. He enjoyed golfing and played in various leagues. He swam daily at the Davis Family YMCA.
He was involved with antique cars, Corvettes and hot rod and attended car shows on a regular basis. He was a founding member of the Poland Youth Soccer Association. In addition to coaching at various levels, he worked as a referee for several years.
He leaves his sons, Sean Bailey of Columbus, Ohio and Scott (Kelly) Bailey, grandchildren, Brynn and Zach Bailey all of Upper Arlingto; his sister Donna (Dr. Robert) Brocker of Naples, FL; nephew, Brent Brocker of Naples and niece Beth Ann Brocker of Youngstown.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday July 28, 2017 at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland. Friends may call from 6 pm-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.