“Jack” Francis John Baird, 84, of Central Square, passed away on December 16, 2020. He was born on January 20, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, to the late Helen (Nagy) and Walter Baird. After proudly serving in Korea for the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Ticonderoga, he returned to the Syracuse area, working at the Crowley Dairy Company, and later at the Mack Trucks Parts Department. Jack loved to bowl and had many accolades in the sport including several 300 games. He was a longtime member of St. Agnes and Divine Mercy Parish and also of the American Legion James Harvey Spire Post 787. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Janet, her daughter Susan Rdzanek, his sisters Mary Alice Shin, Patricia Anne Thurner, Beverly Joan Armstrong, brother, Thomas Douglas Baird, and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Helen Clark, and Rose Marie Martin.
Services will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8:00 am at Divine Mercy Church in Central Square, NY. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are encouraged to join the live-streamed service. Kindly sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson Funeral Home, Central Square.
Thank you to the nurses and staff at Loretto for their incredible dedication and expert care that they provided to Jack during the last years of his life. Donations in Jack’s memory can be made to the Memory Life Community, 11th floor, Loretto Health & Rehabilitation, 700 East Brighton Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13205, and Divine Mercy Parish, 592 South Main Street, Central Square, New York 13036.
Live stream link will be posted here on the morning of the services; it will redirect you to Divine Mercy's Facebook, and live stream will appear at the top of the news feed: https://www.facebook.com/DivineMercyCNY
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