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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Father of Colleen Baird ’82 (and Judith ’74, deceased) passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 8, 2022

Robert Joseph Baird, known to all as Bob, age 95, passed away on September 3, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on April 16, 1927, in East Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest son of Howard and Emma Baird. In his youth, Robert was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and attended Collinwood High School in Cleveland. He was also a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Maumee, OH. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Guam during World War II. Loved ones who have preceded Robert in death are his beloved wife of 60 years, Geri, his daughter, Judith; older brothers, Howard Baird Jr. and Jack Baird, as well as grandson, Ian Baird.

Robert is survived by his children, Gary (Barbara), Tom (Laura), Brian (Kim) of Omaha, NE, and Colleen (Matt Pocock); 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces who loved him dearly.

Robert enjoyed numerous sports and his work life spanned 35 years as a Sales Representative for Deluxe Corporation. He enjoyed creating wonderful family memories, travelling with Geri, and watching his favorite professional Cleveland sports teams. Robert and Geri were active in the Waterville Playshop and Fallen Timbers Swim and Tennis Club.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, September 9th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church (Maumee) at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

The Baird family would like to thank everyone for your concerns during the past several weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite children’s charity in his name. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

Published by The Blade from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2022.

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