John I. “Jack” Baird, 90, of Butler, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
He was born August 24, 1929 in Grove City, the son of the late Ivan and Laura (Brown) Baird.
Jack was a Korean War US Army veteran. He retired from Armco after 28 years of service and enjoyed Armco’s retiree Lunch Club. Jack oversaw all operations for Baird Oil Company for 35 years. He was a charter member of Faith United Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, an elder, an usher and as a choir member. Jack was a 32nd Degree Mason. He belonged to Masonic Lodge #694, New Castle Consistory and the Syria Shrine. He was an avid Steeler and Pirate fan.
Surviving are his daughters, Jacquelyn M. Baird (Terry) of Erie and Kathleen Wilson (Donald) of Erie; his son, John Baird II (Kate) of Slippery Rock; 7 grandchildren, Kimberly (Michael) King, Cory (Christine) Baird, Donald (Brooke) Wilson III, Matthew (Amanda) Wilson, Sara (Edward) D’Emilio, Jacqueline (Andrew) Thompson and John-Thomas (Kelsey) Baird. He was a great PopPop to 8 great grandchildren. Jack is also survived by his sisters, Janet Wolfe of Butler and Marcia (Bernie) Lane of Jacksonville, NC.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Geraldine (Callen) Baird who passed away March 19, 2017 and his brother.
Friends will be received at Young Funeral Home, Ltd., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, on Friday, November 29th from 3 PM to 7 PM.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 30th at 11 AM with Rev. James Campbell, Pastor Emeritus officiating.
Military honors and interment at Butler County Memorial Park Chapel.
Contributions may be made to Faith United Presbyterian Church, 1329 North Main St., Butler, PA 16001
The family would like to thank the staff at Regency at South Shore of Erie for their exceptional care for their dad.