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Carl Baldwin Sr. Obituary
Carl L. ("Bunky") Baldwin, Sr. SARATOGA SPRINGS-Carl L. ("Bunky") Baldwin, Sr., of Barcelona Drive in Pyramid Pines, passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Saratoga Hospital. He was 77. Born on Aug. 17, 1933 in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Foster A. and Ruth Washburn Baldwin and resided in Saratoga Springs most of his life. A 1951 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School where he participated in baseball and football, he was a US Army veteran stationed in Germany. He graduated on the dean's list from Hobart College in Geneva, NY, where he received his bachelor's degree. A 1959 graduate of the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science, he was a New York State licensed funeral director for 40 years. Long associated with the Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Home in Saratoga Springs, he was the firm's licensed manager for several years and a former member of both the NYS Funeral Directors and the Adirondack Funeral Directors associations as well as the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. An avid bridge player and bowler, he was a member of several area bowling leagues and had scored a perfect 300 game at Saratoga Bowl. An active member and former officer of the Saratoga Lake Association, he had been a member of the Saratoga Springs Jaycees. A long time member and past president of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, he volunteered for many of their worthwhile projects, including serving as chairman of the annual Rotary Home Show in Saratoga Springs for many years. He was a member of the Bethesda Episcopal Church and was a member of the church choir. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, Margaret Schirelli and numerous relatives, including the late A. Schuyler and Faustina Baldwin Bussing and Frank N. and Audrey Bussing Cunniff. Survivors include his eight children, Deborah (Robert) McCarthy of Saratoga Springs, Theresa (Anthony) Auci of Littlestown, PA, Mary (John) Stevens of Saratoga Springs, Lori (Jack) Norton of Saratoga Lake, Carl L. Baldwin, Jr., of Corinth, Michael (Evy) Baldwin of Virginia Beach, VA, David (Michelle) Baldwin of West Chester, PA and James (Bonnie) Baldwin of Saratoga Springs; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jackie (Joel) Lupo of NJ and Constance Reed of Colorado Springs, CO; three brothers, Donald (Joanne) Baldwin of NJ, Foster Alexander (Helen) Baldwin of Long Island and William (Rosie) Baldwin of FL and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway 584-5373. Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, by the Rev'd Canon Thomas T. Parke, rector of Bethesda Episcopal Church. Burial with military honors will be held in the spring. Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of one's choice. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

Published in Saratogian.com on Feb. 1, 2011
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