BUTTERNUTS — Douglas Macumber Bailey, 74, of Butternuts, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 5, 2002, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1927, son of the late George and Pauline Macumber Bailey in Butternuts.
Doug was raised in the area and attended Gilbertsville Central School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945. Doug served during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was awarded the following medals: Victory, American Theater, Asiatic Pacific, Korean Service, United Nations, Chine Service, Navy Occupation Service and Good Conduct. In 1952, he was honorably discharged as Radar man 2nd Class.
Doug married Bernadette O'Hearon in 1952, and worked for General Electric in Utica and New Hartford for 16 years.
They moved their family to Westfield, Mass., and Doug was employed by the Westfield Chemical Co., until he retired in 1988.
Doug enjoyed being with family and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, camp and garden.
He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Bailey of Butternuts; his children, James and Bonnie Bailey of Churchton, Md., Diane and John Capalario of Manchester, N.H., Robert and Myra Bailey of Canastota, Douglas and Jamie Bailey of Arlington, Texas, Karen and Bruce Duval of Westfield, Mass., and Sheila and Francis Beary Jr. of Lee, N.H.; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Geraldine Bailey of South New Berlin; sister, Eleanor Merritt of Afton; uncle Donald and Ethel Macumber of South New Berlin; mother-in-law, Muriel O'Hearon of Sidney; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2002, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, at 21 Main St. in Sidney, with the Rev. Fr. Gordon Polenz, pastor of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in Doug's name to the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Inc. Funeral Chapel of Sidney.
Published in The Daily Star on July 8, 2002.