Edson A. Bailey
Beloved husband, father, papa and Great-papa B, Edson A. Bailey, of Lockport, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, while visiting family in Saginaw, MI. He was born in Hartland, NY, on January 11th, 1935, the son of the late Joseph and Adeline Eisenhauer Bailey.
Ed graduated from Lockport High School, attended Erie County Technical Institute, and worked at Harrison Radiator, with a career spanning over four decades.
Ed met the love of his life, Jean Morehouse, and was happily married for 59 years. She proceeded him in death on October 12, 2015. They were the best of friends and loved camping and traveling from the Hawaiian Islands to the coast of Maine. He will be long remembered for his boisterous laugh that filled a room, sharing his expertise of tinkering with those in need and his late night poker games.
Ed loved watching his Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, was an avid Nascar and dirt track fan, a connoisseur of chicken wings and loved spending his winters in Florida with friends and family.
Ed had a deep love of family and many true friendships. Ed is survived by his children, Donna (Mark) Reineke of Houston, Texas, Mark (Wendy) Bailey of Saginaw, MI; treasured grandchildren, Nicole (Art), Heather (Adam), Jessica (Kevin), Melissa, Mark. Also survived by three cherished great-grandchildren, Ethan, Everly and Carson; brother, Charles Bailey; sister-in-law, Patricia Krentz; brother-in-law, Glenn Shaffer; predeceased by sister, Louise; and brother, James. Survivors also include one uncle and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many true friends.
A memorial service will be held in the spring to celebrate Dad's zest for life. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a charity of their choice in Dad's name.
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Published on February 16, 2020


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Dr John Hurley
Mar 10, 2020
Donna and family, please accept my sympathy at the loss of your dad. Late because I fail to read the newspaper (your wonderful Mother would be angry with me). Know that you are in my thoughts.
Wayne Trabert
Feb 19, 2020
I worked with Ed at the test lab for many years, alway's already smile and lots of laugh"s at Friday lunch at Bennet's over a nice cold draft.So sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to all his family.
Ernie Wilson
Feb 17, 2020
Worked with Ed at Harrison in the Test Lab. I have many fond memories of his stories & whitty remarks while learning to be a test technician. Rest in Peace Ed.
Kevin O'Connor
Feb 17, 2020
"Between you, me, and the fencepost", Ed broke me in at HRD's Test Lab as my Group Leader. The guy knew more about fittings than anyone I've known before or since. The best part was that he was happy to share that wealth. He did it with wit and a genuine desire to help me succeed, always with clever quips like "Life is short - Smile while you still have teeth!" Rest in Peace Ed. See you on the other side "Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise."
Mickey Scarcia
Feb 16, 2020
Mark & family, So sorry for your loss.--MAY HE REST IN PEACE AMEN!!