Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116
412-486-8500

Obituaries:

Pamela J. Bailey

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Pamela J. Bailey, Age 75, of McCandless, on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Beloved wife of Richard H. Bailey; loving mother of Shannon (Michael) Benna and Richard J. (Shannon) Bailey; dear grandmother of Renvie “Libby” Benna and Nicholas Benna; sister of Janice (Gary) Poteat, Gail Jeffcoat, and Johnny Jeffcoat. Pam, a practicing paralegal for over 20 years was the program director of the Paralegal Institute at Duquesne University School of Law. Pam is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, has a paralegal certificate and earned her master’s degree from St. Francis Graduate School of Industrial Relations in 1993. She was a two term President of the National Association of Legal Assistance (1994-1996), a professional association of over 18,000 members. She completed two terms on the American Bar Association School Approval Commission (1997-2003), and served on the ABA Consortium on Legal Services to be Public. She is a former member of the board of directors of the American Association for Paralegal Education and served as its publications chair (2004-2008). Friends will be received on Saturday from 10:30 AM until time of service at 12 noon at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Burial service will be held in Florence, South Carolina at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Family Links: 401 N. Highland Ave. PGH PA 15206 OR to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: 1 North Linden St. Duquesne PA 15110.

Condolences

Karen Sanders-West 25-Jun-2019 10:04 AM

Long time friend from NALA. Saddened & shocked to learn of Pam’s passing. Condolences to her family.

Sue Sullivan 25-Jun-2019 10:07 AM

Shocked and saddened to read about Pam. Lovely professional person I worked with through ABA andAAfPE. My condolences to her family.

Ginny L. Zaccari 25-Jun-2019 10:37 AM

My heart is heavy at the loss of a strong and beautiful lady who I had the opportunity to work with and to learn from. She will be missed, and my prayers are with the family.

Vicki Kunz 25-Jun-2019 11:18 AM

Saddened to hear of Pam’s passing. She was a long time mentor to me in NALA and I served on her board of directors under her leadership. Prayers to the family. Vicki - Bismarck ND

Candy Reilly 25-Jun-2019 11:32 AM

So sorry to hear of Pam's passing. She was an awesome leader in NALA and a mentor to everyone she knew. Thinking of you all.

Karen M. Xander 25-Jun-2019 12:03 PM

Dick, Shannon, Jeff and family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pam, my dear friend, I will miss her greatly - her sense of humor, kindness, and being my mentor as a paralegal and paralegal manager. I have so many great memories about our times together at Reed Smith, the Institute, and of course personally. Her light will shine forever!

Deb Smith 25-Jun-2019 02:47 PM

To the Familly, so sorry for your loss. I had the honor of serving with Pam. Such a mentor, friend and wonderful person.

Dawnne Linenbrink 25-Jun-2019 03:14 PM

So sorry to hear of Pam's passing. She was an awesome president during her term at NALA and a mentor to everyone. Her leadership was an asset to the paralegal community. Pam will be missed. Condolences to all.

Tita Brewster 25-Jun-2019 04:48 PM

I am saddened to hear about Pam’s passing. She was a mentor and her legacy is one to be proud of. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Pat Elliott 25-Jun-2019 05:26 PM

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Pam’s passing. She has always been a friend and mentor to many and someone we all looked up to and wished we could be more like. The truly good people seem to leave us too soon and leave a hole in our lives. Thank you for sharing your life with us, Pam. You will be missed.

Janet Holmgren 25-Jun-2019 07:01 PM

Prayers for Pam's family. Glad to have had the opportunity to know her as a professional mentor and friend.

Karen Greer McGee 25-Jun-2019 07:07 PM

Pam Bailey and Karen Dunn were the first NALA officers I ever got to know (at a Cajun restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1992). Pam offered me my first NALA appointment in 1995 and changed my life and the lives of my children. She was an amazing woman and mentor, and I will never forget her. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family. She was greatly loved.

Gayle Keith 25-Jun-2019 09:14 PM

Heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend and my partner in fun...love to Pam's family

Michele Doyle 26-Jun-2019 01:19 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Pam Bailey. What a remarkable woman, all her accomplishments and all she did for NALA and her profession, and her family and friends were were life and treasures on earth. A stellar mentor and friend to many, and I am blessed and grateful for her wise words of encouragement and support, not only to me, but to many along the way. A friend who has left us too soon, but will live on in our hearts and memories.

Carol Nairn 26-Jun-2019 08:58 AM

I shall always cherish the memories of so many great times with my dear friend Pam, and I will miss her terribly. My sincere condolences to the Bailey family - may they too be comforted by many, many wonderful memories.

Virginia Koerselman 26-Jun-2019 11:55 AM

Shock and sadness at the passing of this fine lady and friend. She was dear mentor to me.

Marge Dover 26-Jun-2019 07:11 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss, Richard. I am thinking of you all. I find it hard to understand it is time to say goodbye to Pam. When I first met Pam, she was still in paralegal school, living in St. Louis. She went on to become an accomplished leader of a growing profession. She was such a giving and supportive person, both personally and professionally. Many can look to Pam as the reason for their own career opportunities and successes. While we worked together, I so enjoyed our trips and visits. I can remember prattling on about something I thought was important and she just looked at me with that face saying "baloney - just do it." And we did it. She had a way of getting to the heart of things quickly! Today, as I think of her, I hope she is listening to Eagles music, enjoying the sunshine and the beach. It was an honor knowing her.

Jill Francisco 27-Jun-2019 11:43 AM

Pam was a wonderful NALA leader and to the paralegal profession. She will be missed. Thankful to have known her. Condolences to her family.

Karen Dunn 27-Jun-2019 04:29 PM

My condolences to Pam's family. She and I spent many an hour commiserating about our sons, who at that time had made
similar life choices, which were not the ones we wished for them. Pam was an accomplished women who opened doors for many.

Colleen Smith 27-Jun-2019 04:44 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Pam's passing. We worked together for many years at Reed Smith. She was a wonderful woman. Condolences to her family.

Thomas Vesch 29-Jun-2019 04:27 PM

Very sorry for your loss. Pam was always very gracious to us when we spoke as guest speakers at the Duquesne University Paralegal Institute. Deepest condolences at this difficult time to Shannon, Jeff and the rest of the family.

Bill & Sarah Kilpatrick & JoAnn Stokes-Smith 30-Jun-2019 04:59 PM

We along with my mother, JoAnn Stokes-Smith, send our condolences and deepest sympathies during this difficult time.

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