Robert V "Boris" Baird 81, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. Boris was born December 10, 1932 to Vernen and Dorothy Baird in Wichita, KS. He graduated from Wichita North High and Wichita University. In 1955 he was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the US Air Force. Boris spent 24 ½ years in the Air Force as a Fighter Pilot, attaining the rank of Lt. Col. After retiring from the Air Force in Tucson, he continued his love of flying by joining the US Aerobatic Team. Boris also loved hunting big game in North America and Africa, and pheasant and quail in the Midwest United States. Boris was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mary Lois and his brother, John. A Memorial will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Canyon Del Oro Baptist Church, 9200 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel.
Published by Arizona Daily Star on Jun. 22, 2014.