OBITUARY

S. Lawrence Baldwin

September 8, 1930August 27, 2012

S. Lawrence (Larry) Baldwin passed away August 27, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born September 8, 1930 in Mineola, New York, the son of Marvin C. and Frances (Lawrence) Baldwin. Larry graduated from Westbury High School and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He enrolled in the ROTC program and earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. When he discharged from the Navy he was employed by New York City Department of Water Supply at Ashokan Reservoir in Olive Bridge, NY. In August of 1962 Larry became the City Engineer for Oneonta and moved his family to Gilbertsville, NY May 1963. Later Larry became a partner with Leon Kalmus and established Baldwin and Kalmus Associates. He also was self-employed as a consulting engineer on several major projects in the area including the original Boys’ Club in Oneonta. In 1970 he went to work for the New York State Department of Health as Senior Sanitarian in Oneonta until his retirement in 1988.

Larry married Dolores (Cook) Baldwin February 20, 1982 and built their log home in which they resided for 17 years in Gilbertsville, NY. Larry and Dolores traveled extensively across the United States and to Canada as members of the Holiday Rambler RV Club. They spent several winters in Yuma, AZ and Dade City, FL. and made many lifelong friends. Larry was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman, and horseman. He also enjoyed cooking, basket weaving, and especially spending time with his friends and family.

He belonged to the Elk’s Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, NYS Trapper’s Association, Holiday Rambler RV Club. He was a member and Eucharistic minister of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oneonta and of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zephyrhills, FL. He is predeceased by his parents and a son Samuel Lawrence Baldwin II.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Dolores Baldwin, sister Ann (Bill) Edgar of Southampton, NY, brother G. Hewlett (Cathy) Baldwin of Ruxton, Maryland and his children Dale Cook of Cortland, NY, Dennis (Lori) Cook of Yuma, AZ, Sue Steen of Mannsville, NY, Trudy (Bill) Claudy of Hartwick, NY, Sherry (Bob) Hall of Gilbertsville, NY, Kelly (Michael) Butler of Oneonta, NY, Carol (Randy) Neale of Masonville, NY, and Kathy (Bob) Miller of Wellington, FL. Larry is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:15 am on Friday, August 31, 2012 at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta with Rev. David Mickiewicz, officiating.

Friends may call on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 5 to 7 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 31, 2012
REMEMBERING

S. Lawrence Baldwin

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Sue

September 19, 2012

I miss you more with each passing day, Daddy. I know you have found peace and will look over all of us. I Love You!
Sue

Victoria Claudy

September 1, 2012

What am I going to remember about my grandfather?.... Grandpa was always so nice and kind to me and everyone he met. He always had a good time every where he went. Grandpa and I LOVED to play Yahtzee and he would always win everytime.

Bill Amberman

August 30, 2012

Lots of good memories of Larry. He was a good man and a good engineer. He'll be missed. Two things I'll always remember are him working over a plate of crabs legs until there wasn't a shred of meat left and his tendency to nod off on occasion during meetings. It was a privilege to know him. My condolences to the whole family, who meant the world to him.

Kelly Hall

August 30, 2012

Sherry and Family - Sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and know he is in a good place. Take care.

Dawn Mewhorter

August 30, 2012

To Sue, Sherry, "Cookie" , and the entire family--May your memories give you strength in these times of sorrow. In Sympathy, Dawn Mewhorter

August 29, 2012

Our Deepest Sympathy, our thoughts are with the entire family.
Steven, Christy & Jamie Llewellyn

Robin Brown

August 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Heaven has gained a truly delightful soul. May you find peace in your happy memories of such a wonderful man.

BOB MAGUIRE

August 29, 2012

WE WILL ALWAYS HOLD SPECIAL MEMORIES OF LARRY AND HIS FAMILY. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. YOU HAVE A VERY SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL WATCHING OVER ALL OF YOU. WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AND LOVE,
BOB AND LINDA MAGUIRE

FROM THE FAMILY