Eleanor Mary Baldwin known as Ellie Baldwin born Eleanor Nye age 85 passed away 2/27/21 in
Riverview Medical Center, NJ. With her family close by. A Memorial service will be held at the
Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ 17751 Chillicothe Rd. Chagrin Falls, Oh 44023
with Pastor Brian Saxe officiating.
Ellie Baldwin was born in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio to Mary and Norman Nye on 7/10/35. She
graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School. She went on to earn a degree in Music Education
from Westminster College PA and a master’s degree in religious education from Pittsburg-Xenia
Theological Seminary 6/9/59. She worked for 25 years at ASM International as a research
librarian and always had a love of books. Gathering data on materials for the organizations
members and traveling with her husband to the ASM library in London to archive rare books.
Ellie was very dedicated to her church and was a choir director for 25 yrs. and operated the
nursery school program. She was a member of the church board and on numerous
committees. Singing in her beautiful soprano voice in church often she helped spread the joy of
God and the church to others. She passed this love of music on to countless people but
especially her husband and children who learned to express themselves through music. Ellie
and her husband Bud loved to travel often with Ellie’s sister Ginger and her husband Tom. She
had a love of nature and affection for the many cats she adopted. As dancing partners and
partners in life Ellie and Bud were quite the striking couple. Even if their height was so different
they moved as one. Ellie was small in stature but large in our hearts.
Eleanor Baldwin is survived by her husband Warren H. Baldwin, daughter Ruth Churak and her
husband Tom Churak, sister Ginger Baxtor and her husband Tom Baxtor, grandchildren Stephen
Maxwell Churak, Kevin Norman Churak and Emily Frances Churak. Neices Brigitte Sanow and
husband Jamie Sanow, Charlie Shaver and wife Kathy. She is preceded in death by her Mother
Mary Baldwin, Father Norman H. Nye and her son Danial Warren Baldwin.
Memorial donations in liew of flowers can be given to the Bainbridge Community United church
of Christ 17751 Chilicothe Rd. Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 or at their go fund me site for church
restoration at https//charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/basement-and-steeple
Ellie Baldwin is in the care of Postens McGinley Funeral Home 59 E Lincoln Ave. Atlantic
Highlands, NJ 07716
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