|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1935|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 2012|
North Carolina, USA
Formely of Cherry Hill New Jersey and Bluffton South Carolina.
On September 7, 2012, surrounded by family, Al ended his courageous battle with cancer. Age 77 years.
Beloved husband of 55 years to Barbara Baldyga. Al is survived by his three
children: Richard (Cristina) Baldyga of San Francisco, CA, Jeffrey (Stacey) Baldyga of Exton, PA, Deborah (Jay) Hodshon, of Cary NC, and two brothers Henry of Voorhees and Edward of Burlington. He was predeceased by his brother Benjamin and sister Irene.
Al was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (20), Michael (16), Cole (16), Spencer (14), Regan (11), Rachael, (4).
Al was born in Camden, NJ. He met his wife Barbara on a blind date while serving in the U.S. Navy. They moved to Cherry Hill, where Al worked many years in construction before running his own TCBY store. Al and Barb retired and moved to"Sun City" South Carolina. There they celebrated many happy years with friends traveling, wood working, crabbing with his grandkids, gardening, playing cards, and volunteering in numerous groups including "Marines Toys for Tots", with the retired Vets while continuing to enjoy their retired years together with their family. Al enjoyed cruising the world with his wife, family trips with all the kids, and enjoyed collecting the winning pots of card money with his "sis" Audrey.Those who knew Al, always waited for the laughter, life and love he brought to them.
A private church service will be held for immediate family only. Al donated his body to science for future generations. A Celebration of Al's life will be held for family and friends at a later date in Cary, NC.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Al's name to BookMark My Words UNC LINEBERGER CANCER CENTER. External Affairs Office UNC-CB# 7295 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295. Bookmark My Words is an organization that Al helped his grandchildren start over 11 years ago. Selling bookmarks with them at flea markets, stores and organizations within Sun City. To date over 42,000 dollars has been given to cancer research.
Body donated to medical science
Created by: J.R. Richardson
Record added: Dec 15, 2012
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