William Baldwin, World War II veteran

William I. Baldwin, 87, of Fulton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at home with his family.

He was born in Irving, Mass. to the late Milton and Matilda (Kline) Baldwin. He was a resident of Fulton for most of his life. Later in retirement, he and his wife wintered in Florida. Mr. Baldwin was a United States veteran having served in the Army during World War II.

He retired from Sealright after 28 years and six years with Armstrong, Fulton as a chef with food service. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus #254.

Mr. Baldwin was in charge of catering the Knights of Columbus functions for several years.

He was pre-deceased by his siblings, Frank Baldwin and Virginia Gifford.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anna Mae (Hogan) Baldwin of Fulton; two children, William M. (Bonnie) Baldwin of North Carolina and Daryl Ann (Phillip) Cobb of Oswego; three siblings, Louis (Colleen) Baldwin of Fulton, Milton (Nancy) Baldwin and Joan (Robert) Smith, all of Fulton; four grandchildren, Tracie, Tim, Deana, and Michelle; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Gabriela, Greyson, Avery, Quinnton, and Casey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev. Robert Stephenson officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were conducted Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

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