John W. Bayly

John W. Bayly​

GUILDERLAND —  John W. Bayly — who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War — died at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. He was 72.

He was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on Oct. 29, 1944, the son of the late Norman and Janet (née Ward) Bayly.

He enlisted in the Navy in August 1962 and went to Coronado, California for temporary duty assignment. He was then stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, and then, in 1963, at the Brooklyn Navy shipyard to commission the USS Vancouver (LPD-2), an amphibious transport dock.

From there he went to San Diego. He made three trips to Vietnam; he also went to the Japanese island of Okinawa, to Japan, to Australia, to Vancouver in Washington, and to Vancouver in Canada.

He was also stationed at the shipyards in Long Beach and San Francisco in California; and at Bremerton, Washington.

He was honorably discharged in 1966 as a shipfitter, third class.

Mr. Bayley was a lifelong member of the Voorheesville Rod and Gun Club. “He put his heart and soul into the club,” his family wrote in a tribute, noting that he served as past president and vice president. His family also said that he loved to hunt, fish, cook, travel, and camp.


John W. Bayley is survived by his loving wife, Marina Murphy Bayly; his daughter, Jennifer Madison; his granddaughter, Alexis Beck; his sisters, Joyce Heroux and Janet Danzi and her husband, Paul; his brothers, David Bayly and his wife, Marion, and Norman Bayly and his wife, Carol; his aunt, Betsy O’Grady; his nephew James Livingston as well as many nieces and nephews; and his very special friends, Christine Brate Davis, the Riveras; and many others.

His canine buddies were named Jack and Jody.

The family extends a special thank-you to Community Hospice, Jennifer Carnibucci, Emily, Nettie, Julie, and Liz.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fredendall Funeral Home at 199 Main Street in Altamont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.

Updated on Oct. 4, 2017: Information on John W. Bayley’s military service was added.

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