H. Bruce Baldwin

January 2, 2013       

  H. Bruce Baldwin, 86, of Lorraine Street, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, at his home under the care of his family.

The funeral will be 2 pm Friday, Jan. 4, at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with Rev. Mary Drake, Pastor of the Mannsville United Methodist Church. Spring burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Mannsville. There are no calling hours.

Born Aug. 1, 1926, in Mannsville, a son of Walter P. and Mary Pryor Baldwin, he lived most of his life in Mannsville. Following his graduation from Syracuse University, he married Jane Taylor on June 15, 1949, in the town of Ellisburg. 

Between 1949 and 1956, he and his wife lived in Hancock and Mohawk, NY where he taught sciences at Hancock Central School and Mohawk Central School before returning home to live at the family home in Mannsville in 1956. He then taught sciences at Mannsville Manor Central School and South Jefferson Central School until his retirement in 1981. 

Mr. Baldwin also owned and operated the Lookout Tower Restaurant in Henderson for a short time and a small insurance business from his home in Mannsville for many years.

Throughout his life, he was active in community affairs serving on the cemetery board and the Mannsville Methodist Church board. 

He enjoyed boating in Henderson Harbor, snowmobiling in the area and supporting Syracuse University sports. 

After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad.

Surviving are his daughters, Gail and Charles Vaadi, Mannsville, Cynthia Baldwin and her husband, Samuel Black, Leverett, Mass., Janice and her husband, Edward Burns, Sandy Creek; a son, Jerry, and his wife, Kathy, Pierrepont Manor; 11 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

His wife, Jane, two sisters, Dorothy Pirello and Arlene Domres, and a brother, Howard Baldwin, all died before him.

Contributions may be made to the Mannsville UMC, PO Box 380, Mannsville, NY 13661.

To sign the online guestbook and make expressions of sympathy, go to carpenterstoodley.com.

Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.