Brad R. Baugh
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MASSILLON: Brad R. Baugh, 35, of Massillon, passed away unexpectedly late Friday evening, May 2, 2014 at Affinity Hospital in Massillon. He was born April 28, 1979 in Shelby, Ohio. Brad graduated from Ontario High School in 1997 and earned his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from North Central State College. He was currently employed as a Juvenile Corrections Officer with Indian River Juvenile Correction Facility in Massillon for the past 13 years. He had previously worked at the juvenile correction facilities in Marion and Mohican.
Brad was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from June 1997 to November 2000 with the Airborne Infantry in Fort Richardson, Alaska earning the Army Commendation Medal and Parachutist Badge, among many other commendations. Kind, logical and caring were words that best described Brad. He went above and beyond what anyone would expect in helping others. He had a true desire to make the lives of those around him better. Watching movies and playing poker were his favorite pastimes.
Brad is survived by his parents, Richard and Cindy (Pengov) Baugh of Ontario; brother, Brian Baugh of Ashland; and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brooklynn Marie Weaver; grandparents, Edward and Dolores Pengov and Donald and Marjorie Baugh; and several aunts and uncles.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor James Streib officiating. Burial will follow in Ontario Cemetery with military honors presented by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
100 S Lexington-Springmill Rd Ontario, OH 44906
Published in the News Journal on May 5, 2014