Baird, Gary Campbell, Jr.
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Penfield: June 19, 2013 at age 42. Predeceased by his father, Gary C. Baird, Sr.; grandfather, Carl N. Worden, Sr.; grandparents, William Baird and Mary Dempsey Baird and uncle, Edward Fenner. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Owen, Madeline and Andrew; his mother, Peggy Gonzales; his grandmother, Dolores Worden; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Loretta Dintruff; sister, Jenny (Todd) Smith; brother, Jason (Jillian) Baird; sister-in-law, Leslie Dintruff; aunt, Liz Drew, aunt, Penny Fenner, uncle, Carl (Rose) Worden; nieces and nephew, Cora and Ryan Baird, and Claire Smith; many cousins and friends.
In April 2012, Gary was diagnosed with a bone marrow disorder, hypoplastic myelodysplastic syndrome and required a bone marrow transplant. Gary passed away due to complications from the transplant after an eleven month stay at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Gary was a Caledonia-Mumford High School graduate, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Buffalo and worked as a business and sales manager for Odyssey Controls in Bergen, NY. He was an avid reader, hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman, hockey player and photographer. He served as a cubscout leader for Den 1, Pack 163 at St. Rita Church in Webster, NY for five years. He was a member of the MARS Club of Rocketry, and an all star wiffle ball player for the Perpetrators in the Oatka Wiffle Ball League in Mumford, NY. Gary was our rock, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and uncle. We will miss his humor, quick wit, advice, loyalty and most of all, his love and friendship.
Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His funeral service will be held Tuesday 10AM at St. Columba Church, North St., Caledonia. Interment Mumford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (www.aamds.org), 100 Park Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. Stop cancer by supporting our environment.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from June 22 to June 23, 2013