Obituary For Edward Bailey
Edward L. Bailey
June 24, 1944 - April 23, 2021
Born in Boston, MA, Ed was the son of Leon and Lucille (Coleman) Bailey. Ed attended Boston Latin School and Princeton University.
Ed had a great passion for trains, trolleys and muscle cars. It was through his love of trains and trolleys that moved him into the transportation field, allowing him to offer his expertise in planning, analyzing and offering solutions to the transportation issues in Boston, and the twenty-one years he spent in Chicago.
Muscle cars were also a source of great joy for Ed. Ed's love of GTO's began with his 1967, the 69 Judge, the 2004 or 2006 GTO I or more currently, his Cherry Red Chevy Camaro ZL1
Ed was a loving father to daughter Ami and son Don. Road trips were a big deal as Ami and Don were growing up. One of the most memorable times were the two trips Ed planned and drove across the United States, Mexico and Canada when they were growing up. As you might imagine, each trip was planned around â€”various train systems, from Boston, Californiaâ€”and the children became comfortable in finding their way around on these systems. Learning to read maps and bus/train schedules was another skill Ami and Don learned at an early age. It is little wonder that Don took right after his dad and has also become a car guru.
Grandchildren brought much joy to Ed. Grandsons Nickolas, Zachery, Andre and granddaughter, Janna provided many opportunities for Ed to enjoy the various sports and activities in which the grandchildren participated. Ed encouraged each of them to find their niche, and he spent many hours rooting them on in their various activities.
Besides his children and grandchildren, Ed leaves his sister, Margaret, former wife Annette, and a host of family and friends. He will be missed.
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His French friend Nadine
I will miss his chats and always offering to help me in any way - even with his cane or crutches - he was such a caring person!!
May he Rest In Peace!!
We lost contact once I left to back to school and he eventually left for Chicago.
I never new that he was a Princeton graduate. Always a modest guy. Go Tigers!!
Rest in peace Ed. And keep riding those PCC cars!
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