John J. "Jack" Bailey

March 2, 1939 - September 10, 2020
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John J. Bailey “Jack”, age 81 of New Philadelphia died peacefully, September 10, 2020 at the Truman Hospice House following an illness.


A son of the late John and Ruth (Sickles) Bailey.  Jack was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio on March 2, 1939.


He was a graduate of the 1957 New Philadelph…

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John J. Bailey “Jack”, age 81 of New Philadelphia died peacefully, September 10, 2020 at the Truman Hospice House following an illness.


A son of the late John and Ruth (Sickles) Bailey.  Jack was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio on March 2, 1939.


He was a graduate of the 1957 New Philadelphia High School where he played football and also enjoyed singing in the choir.


Jack married the love of his life Mary Anne (Price) and they were married for over 62 years.  He is survived by his wife Mary Anne and his two children Dan (Faith) Bailey and Ruth (Jeff) Immel.  He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them including his six grandchildren Jason (Jami) Bailey, Derek (Christine) Bailey, Lucas (Jordain) Bailey, Megan (Luke) Kneuss, Amanda (Christian) Immel, and Victoria (Dylan) Knight, nine great grandchildren; sisters, Joanne (Jim) Robinson and Linda (Denny) Hochenberry; his brothers, Dale Bailey and Paul (Emily) Bailey and many nieces and nephews.


Jack was known as the Miracle Man.  He fought many illnesses during the past 32 years.  It began at age 49 with a brain aneurysm and only a 10% chance to life.  God saved Jack and has answered many prayers throughout his illnesses and for this our family is forever grateful.  We are also grateful for Mary Anne his loving wife who gave all her love and care during this time.


Jack was employed many years by the former Warner Swasey Co, and later by Bailey Ford.


He attended the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Oldtown Valley.  He enjoyed farming and loved his land.  He enjoyed his muscle cars and going to car shows with his 66 Mustang convertible.  He formerly belonged to the New Philadelphia Eagles and Moose.  He had a positive attitude even during his illness.  Jack would often say it’s another beautiful day.  All who knew him loved him.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Bonnie Youngen, Betty West, his nephew Brad Bailey and his sister-in-law Anna Mae Bailey.


Jack’s life will be celebrated with a family only service at Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Jack by visiting the funeral home’s website at


Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be directed to the Community Hospice of New Philadelphia, Ohio where he received excellent care and love.  Contributions can also be directed to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, New Philadelphia.








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Born: March 2, 1939
Died: September 10, 2020

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Ken Rowland posted on 9/14/20

So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Frank Polen posted on 9/14/20

Dan, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My peace comfort you and yours during this time of loss.


Mar & Cindi Seevers posted on 9/13/20

Mary Ann and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. Sending our love, Mark & Cindi Seevers


LORI CLAUSER posted on 9/12/20

Mrs. sorry to hear of Jacks passing...we know how much you loved him and what great care he received from you. He was the nicest man and we enjoyed getting to know you both. Sending you hugs and strength... Your girls, Lori, Hallie, Sherri and Julie


Jody & Jeff posted on 9/12/20

We are so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Love, hugs and prayers to the family.


Leigh Anne Gatewood posted on 9/12/20

My Uncle Jack was one of the easiest men to love. Jack always made you feel welcome. His smile, and the little twinkle in his eyes always made you smile back at him. He always had a funny tale to tell and as a child visiting I felt as if the love he felt towards his own family spread out over me like a soft blanket comforting me. It kept my soul "warm" and made me feel loved. I remember as a child watching how my Uncle Jack spoke to my Aunt Mary Anne. How he looked at her, how he smiled at her and she back at him. Besides what I learned from my own parents, I learned with Jack and Mary Anne how Love should look. How it poured from their hearts and spread over their children and then grandchildren. I am blessed to have known my Uncle Jack and to have experienced his love and kindness. Grateful to have seen the wonderful devotion he gave to his wife and family. I will cherish his memories, and all our family's time together forever. To my Aunt Mary Anne, I weep for you and your loss. I know the depth of love you had for Jack. Anyone who knew you two were blessed to feel it. My heart breaks for you. To my cousins and their families I grieve your loss. You have lost an incredible man, a light that enveloped you all in his presence. To all my Bailey and Immel family: In the depths of your pain I will pray God gives you comfort and understanding. That His Love will protect you and help you all get through this difficult time. Always remember that Love Never Dies and that Uncle Jack and the love he gave to each one of you will never disappear. It will hold you forever as our Father in Heaven holds us in His Love. My love to you all.


Jim Cannell posted on 9/12/20

My family and I were sorry to hear about Jack's passing. I enjoyed my time with Jack and getting to know his family thru Bailey Ford.


JOYCE BHE posted on 9/12/20

I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember the years I spent with Jack at Bailey Ford with fondest and smiles.


Dave miller posted on 9/12/20

Dan, Faith, and family, So sorry to hear about your dad. Such a nice guy. Dave and Lori


Gil Snyder posted on 9/12/20

My heart felt condolences on the passing of Jack. My mother once told me that “were it not for the good times there would be no sorrow” may cherishing those times give you peace.


Cherie Price Newlen posted on 9/11/20

Uncle Jack, you were the best ever next to my Dad. You always treated me with love, just like another daughter. Your smile could light up a room. Your voice touched hearts to their depths. You always had a story to tell. You were one of best men I will ever have the privilege to know. A true heart and gutsy person. Hard working handsome kind and tough. Generations to follow will have a lot to look up to in you, and a lot to aspire to. Thanks for being such an awesome person. Rest Uncle Jack, fly Uncle Jack, be at peace. Dear Bailey, Immel families and all the lovely cousins. You are in my heart and my prayers. Wish I could hold you all right now. Your loss is keenly and deeply felt. My love you all.


Mary Ann Otte posted on 9/11/20

Ruth and family: you have my deepest sympathy. May your cherished memories sustain you through your grief. Mary Ann


John( Jack) Canfield posted on 9/11/20

God bless my family.


Sara Cunningham (Curtis) posted on 9/11/20

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Jack was a great man.


Cheri Tarulli posted on 9/11/20

So sorry to hear this my prayers are with you and your family Ruth and Mary Anne


Carl and Melanie VonAllman posted on 9/11/20

Our sincere condolences to the family. Keeping you in our prayers. Carl and Melanie