Saturday, May 23, 2020

Frederick Ray Bayless

Wellsville, NY - Frederick Ray Bayless, 74, of 196 E. Dyke Street passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born June 15, 1945 in Elizabethtown, NY the son of the late Frederick William and Dorothy Vernon (Bowen) Bayless.

Fred attended the Alfred-Almond Central School and completed his studies in West Seneca. He was associated with Allegany Arc for over 50 years and will be sadly missed by the many staff members and friends he worked with over the years. He was a life member of the Almond Community Church, a fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and the New York Yankees. He enjoyed politics and had definite opinions. He wished he were President. He was also a history buff, and especially enjoyed discussing the Civil War. He had many fond caregivers at Allegany Arc who enjoyed sharing his interests with him.

He is survived by an aunt, Jean Bayless of California and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.    
                                                                                                                                                                 The visitation will be private. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery in Almond, NY. Please consider memorial donations to Allegany Arc, 50 Farnum Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. You will be missed - I really enjoyed our visits about history and the Civil War. Rest in Peace!

  2. Fred, it was a pleasure being your nurse and getting to know you. I enjoyed the wonderful stories you shared and the movies we both loved in common. The house at DCR will not be the same without you there. We will all miss you greatly and your smile. My condolences to your family, rest in peace my friend.