John Walter “Moondog” Bailey

November 21, 1957 - May 21, 2019

          John Walter “Moondog” Bailey, age 61, of Chadds Ford, PA, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on November 21, 1957, he was the son of the late Balbino V. and Mary E. (Bailey) Ramos.  John worked as a pressman with DuPont Company in Boothwyn, PA.  After working for DuPont, he went to work for Unipack in West Chester, PA as a pressman.

          An avid sports fan, John enjoyed watching and attending horse racing, especially at Delaware Park.  He could always be found cheering on his beloved Dallas Cowboys and Phillies.  One of his favorite joys in life was watching the Dallas Cowboys games with his daughter.  John loved playing in a softball league for the Bears and golfing.  One of his favorite pastimes was grilling and you never left his house hungry.  

          John is survived by his wife, Theresa (Ciccantelli) Bailey; daughter, Doris Adkins (Lew); nephew and niece, Ron and Terry Thompson; and many other nieces and nephews.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 6 pm.  Interment will be held privately.

          The family encourages family and friends to wear any sports apparel of their choice to the service.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to the Special Olympics of Delaware, 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716.


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  • Daddy I miss you already and I’m not sure how to go on without you! You were my rock and my hero! You will live in my heart forever. I will always remember our time watching the Cowboys together! This football season will not be the same but I know you will be rooting for them from above. Every time I watch those games I know I will feel you right next to me! You taught me so many life lessons in life. My sports knowledge is all because of you! You always had such a kind and BIG heart! You were always my protector. You protected me everything in this world! I feel so heartbroken but know you would want me to be happy and live my life. Your big smile and laughter was contagious. Say hi to mom mom pop pop and great-grandma for me and give them all hugs. I know you are up there talking me up especially to great pop pop who I never got the previledge to meet. You are in peace now and are longer in pain. Heaven received such an angel. Until we meet again I will always have you with me. Daddy I love you and wish you didn’t have to go and leave me. I love you!!! Love your little girl Doris. I wish I could hug you one more time. I am so glad that I was your daughter. GOD blessed me with the best father a girl could ever ask for!! GO COWBOYS!!!

  • Doris – I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending love and sympathy your way.

  • Doris, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to to let a Dad go, but remember he will always be with you! Hugs and prayers to you my friend.