Joe A. Bailey 1929 – 2013


Dr Joe A. Bailey

Rochester: December 22, 2013. We sadly report the passing of Dr Bailey. I met Joe in May of 1996 when he spoke with us at a Toronto meeting on “Little Known Things about Unknown People – the history of the 35 mm camera in the USA“.

He wrote many books and articles on his favourite topics. Dr. Bailey was a long time employee of Eastman Kodak and a member of The Photographic Historical Society in Rochester, where he was their newsletter editor for many years.

We thank Nick Graver of TPHS for bringing his passing to our attention.

The following brief obituary is courtesy of  The Democrat and Chronicle:  Dr Joe A. Bailey, predeceased by his mother, Jewell Frederick, aunt & uncle, Ray & Pauline Cox. Survived by his wife, Caroline Bailey, cousins, Paula (Ed) Hudson of TX, Linda Asbill of TX; sister-in-law, Cecile Tarantino; also nieces & nephews. Joe served in the US Army received his Doctorate from the Univ. of Texas at Austin, & was an Eastman Kodak Co. (MEC) retiree. A published author of a classic book (“Glass, Brass & Chrome”) on 35mm photography, prolific writer of multiple books & articles; handyman extraordinaire, consummate collector, & fond of all things “Disney”. Joe had a sign in his garage that read, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”

Please join the family to share memories on THURSDAY from 2-5 PM at Crawford Funeral Home (495 N. Winton Rd., between Browncroft & Humboldt). Funeral Mass FRIDAY at 10 AM at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please consider honoring Joe with a donation to The Memory Care Unit at The Friendly Home (3156 East Ave., 14618) or The Alzheimer’s Association (435 E. Henrietta Rd., 14623).

Online Condolences welcomed at:  Crawford Funeral Home, Rochester, NY. 

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