Leonard "Baldy" Baldwin, Jr., 96, died Friday, November 6, in the Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge. His wife, Pauline (Valliere) Baldwin, died in 1991. He is survived by his daughter, Lauren Baldwin, and her husband, Jeffrey Emmott, of Whitinsville; a granddaughter, Dusty Landry, and her husband, James Hard, and two great grandchildren, Lennon Stone, and Bayard Hard; a brother, George Baldwin, and his wife, Josie, of Barefoot Bay, Florida, and his sister-in-law, Alice Baldwin, in Ohio. Also, his two very close friends, Therese Morin, and Bernard Kuerten. He was predeceased by his brothers, the Rev. Canon Allan Baldwin, and Stanley Baldwin, and a great grandson, Joseph Songer.
Len was born in Whitinsville, March 19, 1926, a son of Leonard and Ida (Ingham) Baldwin. He lived in Douglas from 1948 to 1960 before returning to Whitinsville. He graduated from Northbridge High School in 1943, Becker Junior College in 1950, and Clark University in 1976. A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II, and the Korean Conflict.
He retired from the former ATF Davidson Company in Whitinsville as Personnel Manager, in 1987. Previously, He was Personnel Manager at Standard Foundry in Worcester for 14 years.
An accomplished musician, Len was the church organist at Trinity Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church in Whitinsville. A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he enjoyed gardening, travel, reading, and especially, ballroom dancing.
At Len's direction, there are no services planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the Whitin Community Center, 60 Main Street, Whitinsville, Ma, or Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, Ma, 01588.
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