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Robert Vantine Baird

Robert VanTine Baird, 84, of Kate Houk Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at his residence.

Born August 6, 1932 in Allegheny County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine VanTine Baird. He was married for 62 years to Donna Mae McCaslin Baird as they were married June 11, 1953. She passed away January 21, 2016.

Bob retired in 1985 following 25 years as the owner and operator of Baird Pump Service and Well Drilling. At the same time, he owned Baird’s Pump and Supply Plumbing Service in Ellwood City. Following his retirement in 1985, Bob was a full service home inspector for One Call Property Services. He was an active member of the First Church of God in Ellwood City, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President of Council, two time President of the Pulpit Committee, and a Deacon. Bob graduated from Lincoln HIgh School in 1950. Bob enjoyed traveling and boating. He served as an officer in the New Castle Power Squadron Boating Group and also taught safe power boating courses. Bob served as a Sergeant with the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He was a 25 year member of the Ellwood City Masonic Lodge # 599 and the New Castle Consistory. Bob was active with the “Christmas in the Park” and was a board member of the North Sewickley Cemetery Association, where he was instrumental in the recent clean up at the cemetery. He was a member of the Lawrence County Fair Board for 12 years and was a former Wayne Township Supervisor.

Survivors include two daughters, Hope (Stacy) Devore of Willoughby, Ohio, Faith (Stephen) Craig of New Castle; two sons, Robert G. (Nancy) Baird of Umitilla, Florida, Frank (Tamara) Baird of Nashville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Justine (Gabe) Host, Nathan Devore, Zachary Devore, Madeleine Craig, Samuel Craig, Jennifer (Paul) Kasianides, Sarah (Ben) Gill, Jake Voegtly; great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Donna, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, T. Charlie Baird in November of 2015.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday October 29 from 3-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the First Church of God in Ellwood City. Pastor Phil Conklin will officiate the services. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in North Sewickley Cemetery

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church of God, 1862 Mercer Rd. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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