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Cordelia “Delia” Baither Walbridge

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Death 16 Mar 2011
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Memorial ID 67511781 · View Source
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Cordelia B. Walbridge, age 77, died peacefully at Indian River Medical Center on March 16 with her family at her side. She suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Walbridge was born in Toledo, OH where she resided until moving to Short Hills, NJ in 1957. At death she was a resident of Vero Beach, FL.

A graduate of The Master's School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, she then attended Smith College and Randolph Macon Women's College. Delia's contributions to society, family and friends were always with great humility. Mrs. Walbridge was an avid tennis and platform player who had a lifelong passion for gardening. Delia was a member of the Short Hills Garden Club (past president) and former national director of the Garden Club of America where she served as Treasurer. In 1991 she received the Short Hills Garden Club Horticulture Award. Delia was an Emeritus Horticulture Judge of the Garden Club of America; and, in 1998, was presented with the Garden Club of America's Zone IV Creative Leadership Award. She was a past president of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills, past president of New Eyes for the Needy, Board member of Eastlea Shelter, member of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills and a founder of The Millburn Beautification League. In 2002 she received the Township of Millburn Award for her long record of giving to the community. She was a member of John's Island Club, the Short Hills Club (past board member) and Baltusrol Golf Club.

Survived by:
Husband of 58 years, John
Children, John, Jr., Stephen, Catherine Allen & Edward
9 Grandchildren
Brother, Thomas A. Baither

Precededed in death by:
Brother, Charles P. Baither, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at John's Island Club on April 13 and another in Short Hills, NJ in early June.


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  • Created by: Shirley Bybee
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67511781
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cordelia “Delia” Baither Walbridge (unknown–16 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67511781, ; Maintained by Shirley Bybee (contributor 46787619) Unknown.