Winston S. Bailey
FLEISCHMANNS — Winston S. Bailey, 85, of Fleischmanns, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Rhinebeck.
He was born on July 23, 1927, at Grenada, West Indies, the son of Joseph and Alice (Nash) Bailey.
In Grenada, he was an accomplished cyclist and had learned the shoemaker trade from his father.
Winston was a resident of New York since the early 1950s. He was employed at George Washington School in Manhattan and worked in the maintenance department. He also was a building superintendent in Manhattan. Upon retirement he became a family care provider for Broome County of New York.
Winston enjoyed fine food, music and dancing. His favorite sport was cricket. Winston will be remembered as always being well dressed often called “debonair.”
He was a member of the Jehovah Witness Congregation of Arkville.
Winston is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Deidy Bailey of Coram; daughter and son-in law, Karen and Ronald Jenkins of Margaretville; five grandchildren, Nicole, Melody, Alyza, Aja and Angelica; and by his pet grand-dog, a Mini Schnauzer named “Gulliver.”
Winston was predeceased by his first wife, Pia; and a daughter, Colleen Jenkins.
Relatives and friends will celebrate his life at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, from 11a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Saturday April 20, 2013. Following the service a reception will be held at the Jenkins Estate in Margaretville.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.