Passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 at the age of 53 unexpectedly. Jay was born August 8, 1969 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Alfred J. Bailey and Carol J. Rock Bailey.\n\nJay is survived by his daughters Jayden and Jaycee Bailey, and son Stanley Fortner; mother Carol J. Bailey; brother Robin Bailey(Elizabeth) and sister Terri (Mike) Herrlich and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and most recently his great friends, Doug, Denise and Jerri.\n\nJay attended Southside High School, graduating in 1988, and went on to work in several locations as a welder. His last job at Renaldo Sales and Service in North Collins, New York as a very gifted TIG welder. His greatest pastime was spending time with his two daughters, Jayden and Jaycee. He loved taking them to the movies , iceskating and rollerblading whenever he had them. Most importantly he loved them with his whole heart even through difficult times. \n\nUnder the request of the family, there will be a celebration of life later on in the spring at the convenience of the family.