Lawrence T. Bailey, a former Koppers Co. manager and volunteer, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury. He was 78.
Mr. Bailey was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden. After graduating from City College in 1945, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Signal Corps during the occupation of Germany.
He earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1951 from what is now McDaniel College. He began his career that year with Koppers Co. in Baltimore and later became a manager in the company's industrial relations department.
In 1963, he was transferred to the company's headquarters, in Pittsburgh, where he remained until retiring in 1988 and moving to Cambridge. He had resided since 2002 at Mallard Landing, a Salisbury retirement community
Mr. Bailey volunteered with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels and with Food Link, a Dorchester County organization that distributes food to churches and missions for distribution to the needy.
Mr. Bailey was an avid reader and usually walked several miles each day.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Unity-Washington United Methodist Church in Hurlock.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Doris Lee Phillips; a son, Paul T. Bailey of Towson; a daughter, Ellen Bennett of Canfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren.