Eric “Ricky” W. Bailey, 76, of Dillsburg, Pa., and formerly of Waterford, Conn., died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Gettysburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 2, 1943, in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Eric Wendell and Ruth (Cassells) Bailey.

He was the husband of Anna (Kump) Bailey, of Dillsburg, Pa., to whom he was married for 46 years.

Mr. Bailey worked as Republican Print Shop operator at the Capitol in Harrisburg for the House of Representatives. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and loved his dog Dandy.

In addition to his wife, Ricky is survived by his sister Joyce Bailey-Clapsadle of Waterford, Conn.; his nephew Thomas A. Clapsadle Jr.; his sons, Michael and Mitchell; his nieces, Jennifer A. Kump and Jane M. Hardy; and his brothers-in-law, William A. Kump Jr. of Orrtanna, and Dennis J. Kump of Aspers. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Mary Anne Bailey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 25 W. High St., Gettysburg, with Fr. Daniel Mitzel as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 2019, at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg.

Online condolences may be made at

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104; or to VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove, 440 Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331.

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