2018-09-12 / Obituaries

Eugene Bailey

Eugene L. Bailey, 76, of Carbondale, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the Geisenger Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pa., following a long illness.

Gene was born on May 24, 1942, in Bradford, Pa., the son of the late Albert L. and Ruth (Shugars) Bailey. On March 25, 1967, he married the former Charlene Dean in Walton.

Gene was a machine operator for S.J. Bailey in Walton for many years. He was a former member and captain of Company 5 of the Walton Fire Department for 25 years. He later became an honorary member. He was captain of Company 5 and helped start the WFD Explorer Post.

Gene was an “outdoor man” who loved fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family. He was also a great handyman, who did most of the repairs around the house. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and taking care of them.

Eugene is survived by his loving family, his wife, Charlene; children Darlene Bailey, Eugene Bailey Jr. and Jeffrey ( Tina) Bailey; grandchildren Jeffrey Jr. and Lacey; brother Raymond and Leola Bailey, brother- and sister-in-laws, Everett and Sherrie Dean, Donald Buchanan, Norma Collier, Sharon Young, Vicki Wells, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his brothers David, Robert and Rodney, and sisters Helen Tompkins, Katherine Mason and Agnes Buchanan.

Family and friends were invited to call on Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Walton Fire Department, 61 West Street, Walton, where a Celebration of Life was held at 12 noon. A luncheon followed.

Arrangements were with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gene’s memory may be made to Walton Volunteer Fire Dept. & EMS, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856.

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