William "Bill" Baird


William (Bill) P. Baird, Jr. lifetime resident of Warwick, NY passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on March 25, 2020. He was 101 years old.


Born on August 11, 1918, he was the son of Anna (Jayne) and William P. Baird.


Bill was a dairy farmer; hardworking and dedicated.  He was active in his community as a deacon of the Warwick Reformed Church and as a supporter of the Warwick Historical Society.  He was also a member of the Dairymens’ League Cooperative Association and an honorary member of the NY Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society.


A family statement reads, “Dad’s passion and pride was participating in and having numerous commercials filmed on the farm as well as hosting the Annual Kids' Fishing Contest sponsored by the Warwick Valley Rod & Gun Club.”


He is survived by his four children: Bob and his wife Eleanor, Allen and his companion Dixie, Mary Cardelli and Charlie and his wife Laura; 5 grandchildren: Robert, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Adam and Kyle; and 3 great-grandchildren: Robert, Kathleen and Sean.  Bill was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary (Jamieson) Baird (1993).


Due to the coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings, arrangements will be private.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Warwick Community Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 315, Warwick, NY 10990 or the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990

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Our sincere condolences to the Baird family. We were sorry to hear of the passing of Bill Baird, Jr. He was a wonderfully resourceful and outgoing man who showed Kathy's Girl Scout Troop how a waterwheel worked in the "old days." We have known Bill since 1982 through the Warwick Reformed Church and the Warwick Historical Society. We were invited to his historical house, mill and property and loved hearing his stories about the Baird family history in Warwick and the surrounding area. We are sorry we won't be able to say "good bye" to Bill at a funeral but give condolences to the Baird family on the passing of their patriarch. Gary and Kathy Randall
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My sincere condolences to the Baird family for the loss of your Dad and the Patriarch of the Baird clan! Knowing Bill for the last 30 years was such an honor, he was one of the kindest and most gentle men Ive ever dealt with. A true gentleman,with a gentle soul ! He will certainly be missed. sincerely, Ed Hallahan and Family.
ed hallahan
Love and Prayers to the Family
Mike and Lareine Barry
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad Charlie! May Bill rest in the hands of the Lord! Sounds like he had a very blessed and fulfilling life! Our condolences to the entire family! Rest In Peace! Peg and Ed Lazzari
Allen and Family So very sorry for your loss 😔 My Deepest Congratulations 🙏 Joann Lemin
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