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November 4, 2012

Russell E. Bailey, 83, Selinsgrove

SELINSGROVE — Russell E. Bailey, 83, of North Eighth Street, passed away at 9:53 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born April 23, 1929, in Monroe Township, Snyder County, a son of the late Ernest and Ruth (Gordon) Bailey. On Dec. 4, 1976, he married the former Carriemae Willard, who survives.

Russ was a 1947 graduate of Selinsgrove High School.

He retired after more than 30 years of service with Selinsgrove Ford, where he was a sales associate.

Russ was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church. Selinsgrove.

He also was a member of Lafeyette Lodge 194, Free & Accepted Masons, Selinsgrove; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1173, Selinsgrove; American Legion Post 25, Selinsgrove; Travelers Protective Association; Shamokin Dam Fire Company; Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Company, Selinsgrove; National Rifle Association; and the Union County Sportsmen’s Club, Weikert, where he was a past board member.

Russ spent much time and found great enjoyment at the Bailey family cabin in Weikert.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Sue Bailey, of Freeburg, Greg and Pam Bailey and Scott and Sharon Bailey, all of Selinsgrove; three stepdaughters and their spouses, Joy and Rick Pratt, of Renovo, Linda Ernest and Dean Zechman, of Freeburg and Cathy and Greg Ely, of Sinking Springs; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Tiffany and Brian Scott, Nicholas and Samantha Bailey, Jocelyn Snyder and Sara, Andrew, Lindsey, Kyle and Courtney Bailey; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Skylar Bailey; seven stepgrandchildren and their spouses, Carrie and Michael Bruning, Jessica Schiro, Luke, Chelsea, Zach and Chloe Zechman, and Austin Ely; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Noah and Simon Schiro and Evelyn Joy Bruning; one brother, Clyde Bailey, of Winfield; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty Weaver, of Winfield, and Helen and Bruce Hoover, of Hummels Wharf; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mimi and Don Gallagher, of Sebring, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be conducted in Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam, with the Rev. Randall Bennett Jr. officiating.

Contributions in Russ’s memory may be made to Mostly Mutts, in care of Cheryl Hill, Mountain Road, Sunbury, PA 17801.

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.

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