Served in the Navy, F2 US NAVY Aged 71 Years. Cremated/Buried 5/21/1975
Lynn J. Baldwin, 71, of 124 Oneida Street, a retired employee of the New York State University College, Oneonta, died Saturday, Feb.22, at Fox Hospital where he had been a patient since February 20. He had been in ill health for some time.
Mr. Baldwin was born December 8, 1903 at Westville, a son of Jay Charles and Eva (Cross) Baldwin. He married Gladys Comstock on March 10, 1936 at Edmeston.
He had spent most of his lifetime in the Oneonta area, having formerly lived at Westville, Cooperstown Junction and Colliersville. A former employee of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad as a fireman, he retired in 1969 as Senior Stationary Engineer at the power house on the State University College, Oneonta, campus.
He operated a business as a locksmith and gun repairman until his health failed. He had lived previously at 5 Hill Place before moving to 124 Oneida Street where he had lived for the past year.
He was a veteran of World War I during which he served with the U.S. Navy, and was a former member of the Oneonta Aerie of Eagles.
Surviving are his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. Larry (Marcella) Andrews, Cherry Valley; Mrs. Willard (Loretta) Brown, Nashua, N.H.; Mrs. Richard (Florence)Chamberlain, Hoodsport, Wash.; Mrs. Joseph (Carol) Musarelli, Unadilla; Mrs. Sharon Peterson; Mrs. James (Barbara) Olmstead, and Miss Vickie Baldwin, all of Oneonta, and Mrs. Larry (Lynne) Graham, Wappingers Falls; three sons, Bruce J. Baldwin, Cobleskill, and Charles and Robert Baldwin, Oneonta; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie (Florence) Stevenson, Schenevus, and Mrs. Helen Austin, Cooperstown Junction; and uncle, Harry Cross, Emmons; 25 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, with the Rev. Raimund L. Tumbelston, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Oneonta, officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Baldwin Family plot in the Westville Cemetary.
There are no calling hours.
The family has requested no flowers and has asked that those who wish contribute to the Otsego County Heart Fund.