Richard James Baldwin “beloved son, father, grandfather, and loved one”
BOLIVAR, N.Y.----Richard James “Dick” Baldwin, 58, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, N.Y., passed away as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, in Lock Haven, Pa.
Born on Sunday, April 8, 1962 in Cuba, N.Y., he was a son of James L. and A. Fay Bates Baldwin.
Dick attended Little Genesee Christian Academy and Bolivar Central School. He later attended Midwest Trucking School in Syracuse.
Over the years, he worked for Butler Trucking and Buckler Transport as an owner operator. Dick was currently an independent contractor working for DC Walters Trucking.
Dick enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, snowmobiling, ATV riding, boating, and living life to the fullest. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and NY Yankees fan. Dick was a hard worker and just started the next chapter in his life. He had a sweet tooth and a heart of gold. Everyone who met Dick loved him as he often became a best friend to all.
Surviving in addition to his mother of Bolivar are three children, Natasha (Jason Carr) Taylor of Ceres, N.Y., Mandy (Brian) Nitsche of Webster, and Kyle (Katie) Baldwin of Bolivar; six grandchildren; his loving companion, Jennifer Shaw and her children, Michael, Megan, and Taylor; three siblings, Robert (Jan) Baldwin of Bolivar, Ricky Baldwin of Livingston, Montana, and Cindy (Terry) Evingham of Bolivar; a special uncle and aunt, Dan and Julie Baldwin of Bolivar; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his beloved pets, Chewy, Coco, and Punk.
In addition to his father, Dick was predeceased by an infant sister, Barbara Ann Baldwin; a brother, Thomas Allen Baldwin; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
There will be no public visitation. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held on a date, time, and place to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bolivar Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, PO Box 351, Bolivar, NY 14715.
Dick’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
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