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BALDWIN ROBERT D. "STRING"
Age 65, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center, Janesville. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on Aug. 17, 1947, the son of Rose E. (McDaniel) Hatcher and Robert D. Baldwin. He married Katherine Ziegler Wyss in Duluth, MN on Dec. 8, 1983. Bob was a tireless educator and advocate for issues related to diversity, equality, and social justice. He challenged everyone to make a difference. Bob was enormously proud of his amazing children and adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Kate of Janesville; seven children: Derek (Lori) Baldwin of MN, Bliss (Foster) Peterson of GA, Jennifer Wyss of MN, Jason Baldwin of MN, Matthew Wyss of MN, Andrea (Andrew) Knutson of MN, and Sara Baldwin of Washington, DC; nine grandchildren; siblings: Deborah Polk of PA, Jack (Renyce) Baldwin of PA, Ronald Hatcher of NJ and Thomas Hatcher of FL; brother-in-law, Douglas (Nancy) Ziegler and mother-in-law, Gloria J. Ziegler of Janesville. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Timothy and Sylvia Hatcher. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m., April 4, 2013, at ROTARY GARDENS, Janesville. For online condolences and registry:
schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 30, 2013
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