Thomas Bailey, 77, of West Newton, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Sycamore Estates in Duquesne. He was born March 6, 1943 in McKeesport, a son of the late Willis S. Bailey and Rita (McConeghy) Ehland. Tom was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School Class of '61. Prior to his retirement, Tom was a sales executive for World Book Encyclopedia and later was an over the road truck driver. He was a veteran of the US Navy where he was a torpedo man on the USS George C. Marshall Nuclear Submarine in the early 1960's. He was a member of the House of Faith Church in West Newton and was a faithful Christian all of his life and loved his family. He enjoyed music and singing karaoke and was a great dancer. He loved entertaining and was the life of any party.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Albert Morwitz and Tony Juliano. He is survived by his son, David Bailey and his wife, Jamie; sisters, Geraldine Morwitz, Loretta Juliano, Rita Kay (Nick) Vacarello; grandchildren, Mia, Kendall, Makayla; nieces and nephews, P.J., Bob, Mike, Scott, Jerielle, Drew and Heather. There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to House of Faith - The Barn, 170 Taylor Road, West Newton, PA 15089 in memory of Tom. Arrangement by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published May 08, 2020.