Cumberland—Ronald L. “Dube” Bailey, 85, of Cumberland, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Cumberland, MD, on September 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Hazel (Fraley) and Edgar L. Bailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emily A. (Doyle) Bailey, who passed on March 9, 2011; his brother, Edgar E. “Gene” Bailey; step-son-in-law, Joe Hauser; and step-great-grandchildren, Shane Wilkins, and William “Billy” Harvey, IV.
Ronnie was a 1950 graduate of Fort Hill High School. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Army, serving in Japan. After his discharge, he began his career with the B&O Railroad as a machinist. He retired from the CSX Transportation Company. Ronnie was a member of the Goodfellowship Club, American Legion, VFW, and the Cumberland Outdoor Club. Ronnie enjoyed feeding the birds, reading, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed his many friends at the Goodfellowship Club.
He is survived by his daughters, Karen L. Moderacki and husband Jeff, Westminster, MD, and Linda K. Bane and husband Mike, Keyser, WV; step-daughters, Teddy L. Gurtler and husband John, Cumberland, Connie A. Hauser, Cumberland, and M. Gail Harvey and husband Bill, Cumberland; grandchildren, Josh Linn, Zachary Click and fiancée Tasha Dunlap, and Cpl. Benjamin Click; step-grandchildren, Joey Hauser and wife Charity, Brandi Brown and husband Jeremiah, and Billy Harvey and wife Michelle; step-great-grandchildren, Bishop, Joey, Abby, Isaak, Haley, Jameson, and Rylie; and sisters, Phyllis Bailey, Eileen Bailey, and Mary Mattingly and husband Bob, all of Cumberland. Ronnie is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 4-8 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be accorded at the gravesite by Ft. Cumberland Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the V.A. Home Health Care, and the Western Maryland Home Hospice Care for the kind, compassionate care they gave to Ronnie during his illness. Special thanks are extended to Mark Logsdon, his neighbor, who cared for him as if he were family. The family would also like to thank Sharon, Jane, and Ed for their friendship and their compassion that made Ronnie’s life much easier. With the loving support of his step-daughters, Connie and Gail, Ronnie’s wish to stay at home throughout his illness was made possible.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.