November 20, 2019

Obituaries 10/20/19

Ralph Jacob Bailey

Ralph Jacob Bailey, 91, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday morning, November 13th. Born in 1928 in Trenton, he moved to Princeton with his family in 1931 and grew up within the small community of retail shop owners on Witherspoon Street. He attended the Princeton schools and enjoyed being part of the high school tennis and basketball teams.

Mr. Bailey left Princeton to pursue a law degree, and he worked as a practicing attorney for many years in New York City. In 1968, Mr. Bailey returned to Princeton with his wife, Eileen, where they raised their two daughters. Ralph and Eileen ran Bailey’s, a local clothing store at the Princeton Shopping Center, until its closure in 1985.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife Eileen Avirett Bailey and their children and grandchildren: Kimberly Bailey Borek, her husband George Borek and children Cory and Alexis of Milton, GA; and Cynthia Bailey Landis, her husband Jon Landis and children Jason, Kathleen and Lauren of Summit, NJ. Mr. Bailey is also survived by his sister P. Eunice Davis of New Orleans, LA, and his brother Larry Bailey of East Brunswick, NJ, as well as three nephews and two nieces.

Services were held on Monday, November 18th followed by interment in Princeton Cemetery, under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton. Extend condolences and share memories at