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Greg Bailey Obit

Greg Bailey grew up in Long Beach and attended Long Beach Poly High School where he excelled in academics, basketball, volleyball, and student government. A National Merit Scholar, he attended UCLA where he played JV Basketball and studied Science.

 

After graduating, he began a 40+ year career programming computers and designing software. Many of his programs are still being used.

31 years ago, Greg married fellow Bruin, Linnie Frank, and the couple settled in Corona, CA where they raised their family. Greg’s interests throughout the years included Bridge, Golf, Jazz, Old Movies, and BOOKS! (An avid reader, he averaged one book a week for most of his adult life.) His favorite book was “Stranger in a Strange Land” and his favorite movie was “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

In addition to his wife, Greg leaves his children, son Gregory, and daughter Kyra. He was the eldest of 7 children – 5 boys and 2 girls. His parents preceded him in death and sadly the siblings lost two other brothers this year.

Never one to complain, Greg played the cards he was given – and he played them well. He would surely say “It Was a Wonderful Life.”