Charlie Baird, 79, of North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Falls died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at his residence. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.
Born July 26, 1936 in North Sewickley Twp., he was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine Baird. He was married for 33 years to Shirley Baird as they were married October 30, 1982. She survives.
Charlie owned and operated his own trucking company for 35 years. He then drove for FBC Chemicals in Mars until his retirement in 1998. He was also a part owner of Eisenbrown, Baird International Harvester Dealer. He was a member of the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church since 1947. An Army Veteran, he served from 1955-1957. Charlie was also a member of the Riverside Lions Club for over 40 years. He was co founder of MATC (Moraine Area Tractor Cruisers) and the local and national Tri State Hart Parr Oliver Clubs. He was also a member of the Big Knob Tractor Club and the Portersville Steam and Antique Association. Charlie was an avid farm toy collector. His dedication to farm toys earned him a membership in the National Farm Toy Hall of Fame in Iowa. He organized and founded the Beaver Falls Farm Toy Show for 18 years. He was very proud of his five different Combine Model toys that he made from scratch.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, survivors include a son, Bill (Stacey) Bush of Ellwood City; adopted son, Rich Christy of Beaver Falls; brother, Robert (Donna Mae) Baird of Wayne Twp.; and two granddaughters, Lauren and Kelsey.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday December 1 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. His long time friend, Rev. George Nagel will officiate the services.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Bill and Stacey
You have my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. He is now resting forever in the loving arms of our Lord.
Wes and I were so sadden to hear of Charlie’s passing. What a great man he was…it seems we just saw him in church. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tracey and Wes Creese