Age 63, born March 24, 1957, passed away of a heart attack on Oct. 15, 2020. Ted was born in New York City on March 24, 1957, to Katherine Gerwig Bailey and John Turner Bailey. Ted grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated from Hawken School in 1975. He studied engineering and computer science at Colorado College and Tufts University after which he worked in Cleveland in the field of computer science as a senior analyst for Sterling Software and DataVantage. In 1995, he became a founding partner in ONIX Software in Cleveland and developed state of the art software for companies including OfficeMax, eToys and Cleveland MetroParks. He continued working in this field until 2013 when he traded in “cubical life” for the open road, getting his commercial driver’s license and driving for Precious Cargo and, most recently, Coach USA. Ted’s lifelong passion for jazz, funk and the blues brought much joy to his life, first as lead guitarist in his band “Blue Serge” that dug deep into the Allman Brothers Band repertoire. Ted also had an FCC license and worked as a DJ at WMFO in Boston and WJCU in Cleveland. His other passions included sailing and skiing. But his greatest love was for his three children Clara S. Bailey, Helen T. Bailey and Eric T. Bailey. Ted is also survived by his sister Mary K. Bailey. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Stella-Maris, 1320 Washington Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113.
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