Warren Baldwin

Obituary of Warren H. Baldwin

Warren H. Baldwin known as Bud Baldwin age 90 passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Bayside Manor in Keansburg NJ with his family close by. A Memorial service will be held in the Spring at the United Methodist Church in Atlantic Highlands with Pastor Jill Hubbard-Smith officiating. The exact day and time of the service will be announced at a future date.

Bud was born on July 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To Luther and Janet Baldwin. He graduated from Bedford High School.

He served in the Korean War in the Army as a Corporal in the Infantry on active duty in the 82nd Engineer Pipeline from 1952 to 1953. He had great sympathy for the Korean people and often spoke about how he did not feel it was right that their life was not valued enough.

He was married to Eleanor Nye (Ellie) for 59 years and was a very devoted husband and father. Valuing his family as well as his Church community which he considered like family.

Early in their marriage he contracted Tuberculosis. It was always assumed by his family that it was in Korea that he contracted this disease. His recovery took 8 months. During that time the whole family pulled together to help, including his wife Ellie who was able to take over his job at the Post Office as a clerk.

Bud worked as a clerk, carrier, and mail sorter at the Chagrin Falls Post Office for 35 years.

Sometimes we were not sure how the mail got delivered because Bud was so friendly, he would spend many hours talking to everyone on his route (#13).

Similar to when Ellie took over his job at the Post Office during his bout with Tuberculosis, Bud would help Ellie. Attending work conventions and library re-organization efforts at ASM International and helping Ellie move books and supplies around. That is the kind of a couple they were always supporting each other.

Bud and Ellie also shared a love of singing. Bud often underrated himself as he could not read music, but he had a good ear and a lovely tenor voice. He was in several barber shop quartets.

Bud was very active and attached to his church. He was on many committees and a member of the choir for 20+ years. He loved to dance and square dance in particular.

He enjoyed traveling often with friends and Ginger and Tom his sister in law and her husband.

If there was a historical marker anywhere, he would be sure to read the whole inscription. He loved to take in the details. He also loved to observe nature, especially birds who he enjoyed feeding as well as the many stray cats who he adopted.

Bud was a very gentile, tall, lanky man who did not look down to others even though he did have to literally look down on them. In almost every picture he took he would bend down, making himself frequently look shorter than everyone else in the photo. People often described him as mellow, humble, and willing to go with the flow. Following along and doing his part with few complaints no matter what came up.

Bud is survived by his daughter Ruth Churak and her husband Tom Churak, sister in law Ginger Baxter and her husband Tom Baxter, grandchildren Stephen Maxwell Churak, Kevin Norman Churak and Emily Frances Churak. Niece Brigitte Sanow and her husband Jamie, Nephew Charlie Shaver and his wife Kathy. He is preceded in death by his wife Eleanor M. Baldwin, Mother Janet B. Shafer, Father Luther G. Baldwin, and his son Danial Warren Baldwin.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be given to the Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ, 17751 Chillicothe Rd. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023. Warren Baldwin is in the care of Posten-McGinley Funeral Home, 59 East Lincoln Ave. Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

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