FORT EDWARD u Wilfred "Grumpy" Baldwin, 83, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the Indian River Nursing Facility in Granville.
Born in Whitehall, N.Y., on April 27, 1926, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mamie (Rondeau) Baldwin. "Bill's" father died when he was a young child; from that young age, he took care of himself and continued to be self-sufficient until the end.
"Bill" served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the 25th Division and saw action in the Philippines. After the war, he enjoyed his time stationed in Japan as part of the American occupation forces.
He retired from Ciba-Geigy in 1987, following more than thirty years as an employee.
When he wasn't tinkering around in his garage, "Bill" loved to ride his scooter around town, especially enjoying his social trips to Stewarts. "Bill" also liked going to garage sales and, he was forever purchasing "As seen on TV" items … since he always seemed to "need one of those."
Besides his parents, his longtime companion, Shiralee McCrea; and, his sister, Marilyn Manell predeceased "Bill."
Survivors include his former wife, Lucy Baldwin of Fort Edward; his son, Dan Baldwin and his wife, Mary, of Hudson Falls; his son, Sam Baldwin of Queensbury; his daughter, Mary Hall and her husband, Joseph, of Queensbury; his daughter, Sherry Genier and her husband, Mickey of Fort Edward; his son, John Baldwin and his wife, Barbara, of Fort Edward; his son, Ronald Baldwin and his wife, Teri, of South Glens Falls; his grandchildren, Alex Baldwin, Anna Blackburn, Kelsey and Nick Hall, Brian and Brittany Genier, Rhonda Rosick, Michael and Cadi Baldwin, Ashley Daley, and Danielle and Nathan Baldwin; and, three great-grandchildren. "Bill" is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the M. B Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. To send condolences or to view the Book of Memories please visit www.kilmer
Funeral services and burial will be private.
Donations may be made in "Bill's" memory to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center c/o the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 126 South St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.