Bruce Baldwin, 86, of Mannsville


H. Bruce Baldwin, 86, Lorraine St., Mannsville, passed away January 1, 2013 at his home under the care of his family.

The funeral will be 2 pm Friday, January 4th, 2013 at the Carpenter Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville with Rev. Mary Drake, Pastor of the Mannsville United Methodist Church.  Spring burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Mannsville. There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Mannsville UMC, PO Box 380, Mannsville, NY  13661.

Born August 1, 1926 in Mannsville, a son of Walter P. and Mary Pryor Baldwin, he lived most of his life in Mannsville. Following his graduation from Syracuse University, he married Jane Taylor on June 15, 1949 in the Town of Ellisburg.

Between 1949 and 1956, he and his wife lived in Hancock and Mohawk, NY where he taught sciences at Hancock Central School and Mohawk Central School before returning home to live at the family home in Mannsville in 1956.

He then taught sciences at Mannsville Manor Central School and South Jefferson Central School until his retirement in 1981.

He also owned and operated the Lookout Tower Restaurant in Henderson for a short time and a small insurance business from his home in Mannsville for many years.

Throughout his life he was active in community affairs serving on the cemetery board and the Mannsville Methodist Church board.  He enjoyed boating in Henderson Harbor, snowmobiling in the area and supporting Syracuse University sports. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad.

Surviving are his daughters, Gail and Charles Vaadi of Mannsville, Cynthia Baldwin and her husband Samuel Black of Leverett, MA, Janice and her husband Edward Burns of Sandy Creek; and a son Jerry and his wife Kathy of Pierrepont  Manor; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Jane, sisters Dorothy Pirello and Arlene Domres and a brother, Howard Baldwin.

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