Jordan Samuel Bailinger

Date of Death: 1/27/2018

Jordan Samuel Bailinger

May 14, 1930 – January 27, 2018


Jordan Samuel Bailinger, 87, Hollidaysburg, passed away early Saturday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.


Jordan was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Nathan and Rebecca (Adler) Bailinger.

He was twice married, first to Marcia Goldberg who preceded him in death and then to Millicent (Krapin) Mermel on July 9, 1989 at Agudath Achim Synagogue, Altoona,


Surviving are his wife; a son, Daniel; a step-son, Howard Mermel; two step-daughters: Wendy Florick (John) and Marcy Gessel (Michael); a grandson, Marshall Mosher; four step-grandchildren: Laura Florick and Benjamin, Robert and Daniel Gessel; a twin sister, Joan Greenblatt and five nephews.


Jordan was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Ann Mosher; a sister, Ada-Belle Gottlieb and two brothers-in-law: Aaron Gottlieb and Maurice Greenblatt.


Jordan grew up in Atlantic City, NJ.  He graduated from Rider College in Trenton, NJ in 1952. 


Jordan came to Altoona, working for Puritan as a traveling salesman.  He sold mainly men’s suits and clothing from the manufacturer to retail stores. When he retired, Jordan delivered Meals on Wheels for thirteen years.


He enjoyed fishing, playing bridge, baking bread, telling stories and writing letters to the Altoona Mirror Opinion Page.  He also enjoyed being with his family.


Jordan belonged to Agudath Achim Congregation, The Greater Altoona Jewish Federation, Zionist Organization of America and B’nai B’rith.


A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Agudath Achim Synagogue, 1306 17th Street, Altoona, Rabbi Josh Wohl officiating.  Interment will be at Agudath Achim Cemetery, Altoona.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Agudath Achim Congregation, 1306 17th Street, Altoona, PA 16601 or to The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 916 Hickory Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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