Albert H. Baird
1922-07-06 - 2011-03-25
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Albert H. Baird, 88, of Level Green, died Friday, March 25, 2011, in Cedars of Monroeville. He was born July 6, 1922, in Altoona, a son of the late Nathan A. and Cecilia Morrisson Baird. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of St. Regis Church in Trafford. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Third Marine Division during the Battle of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima. He was a past Penn-Trafford school board member and was a Penn Township commissioner on the first elected board. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the BPOE Norwin Elks and the Trafford American Legion Post 641. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Colosso Baird, in 1998; three brothers, George, Charles and John Baird; and three sisters, Anne Anthony, Hester Brown and Virginia McCune. He is survived by his second wife, Kathleen Schockling Baird; two sons, Albert N. Baird and his wife, Mary, of Fort Mills, N.C., and Hugh Baird and his wife, Alice, of Enola; two daughters, Cecilia Eagan and her husband, Kevin, and A. Aimee Markilinski and her husband, John, both of Penn Township; eight grandchildren, Kathleen, Christopher, Kevin, Shannon, Casey, Vincent, Brendan and Meghan; and a sister, Idella Robichaux, of Florida. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Regis Church with Father James Tringhese as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Penn Township. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors.



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Published in Tribune Review on Mar. 26, 2011.
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