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Howard C. Bailey

Obituary for Howard C. Bailey

December 9, 1930 - January 15, 2022
Newtown, Pennsylvania | Age 91


It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Howard Charles Bailey, of Newtown, PA on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 91 years. Howard was born in Bristol, Bucks County, and was the son of the late George P. Bailey, Sr., and Helen M. (Simon) Bailey.

Howard aka "Duffy" or "Beatle" graduated from Bristol High School in 1949 where he participated in track, football, and baseball. He was a graduate of Junior College in 1951. Howard was self-employed as an Electrical Contractor.

Howard was a veteran and part of the post-WWII Allied U. S. Army Occupation Forces in Germany. He was a long-standing member of the American Legion, Morell Smith Post 440 in Newtown. He was a patriot and enjoyed firing off a cannon in celebration every 4th of July to much enjoyment of the neighborhood children.

In his spare time, you could find Howard collecting antiques, flea marketing, attending antique gun shows, bowling, fishing, hunting, or playing his harmonica. He was a lifetime member of the Forks of Delaware Historical Arms Society. He was a member of the Great Swamp Fish, Game & Forestry Association, the Kentucky Rifle Association, and the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association. Later in life, Howard qualified and participated in the Senior Pro Bowling Tour.

Howard's jovial attitude and great sense of humor will be remembered and missed by all. He had recently expressed that his fondest memories were of the family time spent with his wife and children.

He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his children: Liane Pfeiffer (Douglas Pfeiffer), Bethann Rinkus (Bob Rinkus), Scott Bailey (Beth Bailey), Sherry Bailey; grandchildren: Christian Pfeiffer (Suzanne Cotter), Eric Pfeiffer (Sabrina Pfeiffer), Daniel Bailey, Aaron Bailey, and great-grandchildren Avery Pfeiffer, Marin Pfeiffer, Rowan Pfeiffer; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 49 years, Shirley E. (Schaffer) Bailey; his second wife Anna C. Simons, along with his siblings: George, Jr, Edward, Carrie, Gladys, Elizabeth, Dorothy, John (Jack), William, and Jacob (Dave).

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial Donations may be made in Howard Bailey's name to Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association, PAGCA Treasurer, PO Box 286, Roebling, NJ 08554

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323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940
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