William T. Baird



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Greece: Monday, December 1, 2008 at age 99. Predeceased by his wife, Edith (Webster) Baird, sister, Louise Baird; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Dentino) Baird; special friend, Phyllis VanGelder. He is survived by his sons, Thomas W. Baird & Richard (Mary Lu) Baird; grandchildren, Thomas E. (Christina) Baird, Judith Oatman, Timothy (Karen) Baird, Molly (Michael) Duell, William N. (Lisa) Baird; great-grandchildren, Ray, Shannon & Ryan Baird, Troy & Nicholas Oatman, Thomas J., Katie, Julia & Andrew Baird, Danny & Shane Duell. William is a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company. He is a past-member of the Lucky Campers (NCHA). The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Latta Road Nursing Home, Bldg. A, for their outstanding care of William over the past year. Friends may call Thursday, December 4th, 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held, Friday, December 5th , 10:00 A.M. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Avenue. Interment in Temple Hill Cemetery held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, Memorial Fund, 3000 Dewey Avenue, Rochester NY 14616 in his memory.


  1. Nancy Bellanca on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Baird Family I just want you to know what an honor and pleasure it was to have met Bill. He was a wonderful man with a wonderful family. I will always remember his laugh and how we could never pull one over on him. You are all so lucky to have had him for 99 years. The memories you share as a family must be endless. God Bless you all. Nancy, Joe, Jon and Joey Bellanca

  2. Jim & Sondra Hoyt on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dick, Mary Lu, Tom and the Baird family, The Hoyt family sends our sincere sympathy to all of you. It’s without saying that each life is a miracle that changes our life and world and leaves it a better place than it was before’¦.. Your dad was one of those miracles’¦. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to all, Jim & Sondra

  3. Kathi, Mike and Chris Mathis on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mr. B’ was our next-door neighbor on Duffern Dr. for twenty-eight years. It’s been said that the true measure of a man is the love of his family. In that case, Bill was a man among men. Kathi and I will always be awed at the love and devotion Bill and his family shared from the traditional Christmas Breakfast at Bill’s to the trips across to see the bucks hanging in his garage every fall. Right up to the end, we could always count on Bill to give us the latest news always laced with a witty comment or two. We will miss you, Bill, and only wish that ‘the boy’, Christopher, could have made it home to see you one more time. Watch over and guide us, we love you.

  4. Jim & Mary Jan Van Gelder on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To our good friend Bill: You will always be remembered by the Van Gelder family. You are where you can shoot all of the rabbits that you want…. :) God Bless You, Jim, Mary Jane and the Family

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