Mr. Herbert Herb L. Baldwin

April 18, 1933November 19, 2010

CW2 Herbert L. Baldwin Ret., 77, of Fairview Heights, Il., born April 18, 1933 in Mokane, Mo., died on Friday, November 19, 2010 at St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Baldwin was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He was a helicopter mechanic for St. Louis County Police Department and Fostaire Helicopters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas Leon and Conzle, nee Adams, Baldwin; and his two sisters, Violet Maddox and Conza Mae Bess.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Seda, nee Megerdichian, Baldwin of Fairview Heights, Ill., and his three daughters, Janet (Chuck) Fiske of O’Fallon, Ill., Maxine (Charles) Swarts of Westchester, Ill., and Tiffany (Lew Thomasino) Baldwin of Fairview Heights, Ill., five grandchildren, Josie and Jared Fiske, Charlie Swarts, and Silas and Gemma Thomasino; a sister, Laurene Rose of Richmond, Virginia; a great uncle, Clyde Garman of Phoenix, AZ., and many loving nieces, nephews, and other dear relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to USO, Salvation Army, or to Holy Shohaghat Armenian Church, Swansea, Ill.

Tributes may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Lake View Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the funeral home.

Upon Mr. Baldwin’s wishes, cremation was to be held.

Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 23, 2010
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mr. Herbert Herb L. Baldwin

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Glenn, Carolyn, Corey, and Kess Turner

November 24, 2010

Maxine and family,

We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. He was, more than anything else, a truly kind person. His warm smile and friendly personality will be dearly missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Jan Smith

November 23, 2010

Maxine and family,
We are sorry for the loss of your father,
and wishing we could be there as you honor his memory. Please extend our sympathies to your Mom, Janet and Tiffany. You're in our prayers...
the Smiths, Jan and Mike, Glen and Joel

Alma Detrick

November 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Steve Bortscheller

November 23, 2010

My thoughts are with your whole family. I sure Herb will be sorely missed. He was a good man and great mentor to me early in my career at St. Louis county. He was very kind and helpful to me in all the years since.

Ben, Phyllis anf Mariah Krupowicz

November 22, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. God bless the entire family.

November 22, 2010

we are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful person and a great neighbor. Seda and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. we will see you tuesday .Love,The Grogans

Althea Thomas

November 21, 2010

My prayers are with you Seda and all your family. Herb was such a wonderful person and he loved life to the fullest. You could see it in the way he did everything with love. God bless all of your family.

Al Thomas

November 21, 2010

I wish I could come with Larry and the ladies but other family responsibilities will keep me at home. I always enjoyed Uncle Herb's smiles and laughs and we so appreciated him and you Seda coming all the way to VA for Wendy's wedding. Your entire family will be in my prayers this week and in the days ahead.
Jennie Lou

November 21, 2010

Mrs. Baldwin, Janet, Max, & Tiffany,
We are sorry for your loss. These will not be easy days ahead, but with the love of family and friends perhaps life will be a bit more bareable. Again, we are sorry for your loss and will be praying for strength in the days ahead. God bless you.
Brad and Chris Jones & Fern Simons

Dawn Cramer

November 21, 2010

We'd like to share our condolences and will keep you in our prayers as we know he will be greatly missed.
The Cramers (Dawn, Mike, Cate, and Zach)