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Richard D. Bailey

October 5, 1936 — February 24, 2023


Richard D. Bailey of Niles passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 2:35 a.m. at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was 86.

Richard was born on October 5, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of the late Clifford and Elizabeth Johnson Bailey.

Mr. Bailey attended Niles McKinley High School and Youngstown State University. He also proudly served his country with the United States Air Force from 1953 until 1957.

Richard was employed as the storekeeper at U.S. Gypsum until his well-deserved retirement.

He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and loved watching the games with his family. He also enjoyed golfing.

Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Makar Bailey; 4 children, Debra Patrizi of Niles, Sharon Bailey of CT, Denice Rohland of Niles, and Matthew (Lisa) Bailey of KS; 5 grandchildren, Cayla Rohland, Amanda O’Connor, Jared Clewell, Kelsey Salmon, and Karrah O’Connor; and 5 great grandchildren, Peyton Rohland, Rahley O’Connor, Josie O’Connor, Silas Clewell, and Charlotte Salmon.

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At Richard’s request, there will be no calling hours or services.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home and Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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