Harry Fredric Baden
1929 - 2021
Harry Fredric Baden

November 2, 1929 - February 8, 2021

Harry F. Baden, 91, of Danville, Va., formerly of Roanoke, Va., and a longtime resident of Pine Plains, N.Y., died on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born on November 2, 1929, in Mineola, N.Y. to the late Herman and Mimi (Gerdes) Baden. On April 13, 1952, he married his beloved wife, Joyce Healy who predeceased him on January 15, 1998 after 45 years of marriage.

Harry is survived by his son, Paul of Chester, Va.; his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Diane of Ringold, Va.; and his daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Sean McCarthy of Stanfordville, N.Y. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Pauline Saavedra, Carl Baden, Erica Baden, Eric Baden Jr., Paige Jennifer Hammock, Daniel McCarthy and Caitlin McCarthy, as well as nine great-grandchildren and three nephews. His only sibling Edward predeceased him on January 21, 2021.

While living in Pine Plains, Harry volunteered with the Pine Plains Hose Company, was a member of Stissing Lodge #615 Free and Accepted Masons and an active member of the Pine Plains United Methodist Church. After a 31 year career with IBM, he was a volunteer tax preparer for H&R Block. In his later years, he enjoyed volunteering at his assisted living residence and watching NASCAR and Virginia Tech Hokies football. The family would also like to thank the staff of Brookdale Danville Piedmont for the exceptional care they've provided Dad for 15 years.

Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Pine Plains, N.Y. at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions are requested to St. Philip Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8115 Williamson Rd., Roanoke, VA 24019. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home, (540) 366-0707.

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Harry is one who taught me the value of quiet faith as I arrived at St. Philip over twenty years ago. He will be missed even as he revels in the joy of life eternal!
David Derrick
February 14, 2021