Robert H. Baird Sr.

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 12:45pm

Robert Hall Baird Sr. passed away and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2022. With family by his side at LincolnHealth Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine after a brief illness at the age of 96 years old.

He was born on April 14, 1926, in Edgecomb, Maine to Frank and Ellen Baird.

He grew up in Sheepscot/Newcastle, Maine. He served in the Merchant Marines at the end of World War II and saw some of the world. He then met Louise M. Baird and married her on Nov. 3, 1948. Together they built a home and resided in Alna, Maine and they had four children, Janice, Robert Hall Jr. “Bobby,” Carol and John.

Bob was a very diligent worker. While his children were growing up, he worked on the home farm raising cows. He worked at many places over the years, such as granite paving, Dragon Cement, Wiscasset Fuel (then was Gibbons). Bob also worked for Dead River for many years, then worked for Sears. He also worked for Crooker and Sons for many years also. He worked until he could not work no more.

He was a very religious Christian man, believed in God above all else. Always went to church on Sundays and was close with Pastor Sewall Pearson and family who were a big part of the Baird family household. He enjoyed nature, going fishing and hunting with his son John. Bob enjoyed going up north with his family time to time to moose watch.

He liked being daring and going on roads that were not too safe, couldn’t tell him otherwise. Bob loved his family very much and would not do for his family and friends. He was quite the “true Mainer.”

Robert was predeceased by his by his wife, Louise M. Baird; his daughter Janice Baird; his son Robert Baird Jr.; brothers Frank Jr. and Edwin “Eddie” Baird; and his sister Ruth Baird Curtis.

Robert is survived by his daughter Carol Small and her husband Alan Small of Alna; son John Baird of Alna; grandchildren Kimberly Dubord and husband Michael Dubord of Nobleboro, Melissa Small and Rich Russomano of Augusta; great-grandchildren Dalton and Carter Taylor of Nobleboro, Isabella Russomano of Augusta. Also, his sisters Inez Parsons of Rochester, New Hampshire and Judy Greenleaf of Millinocket, Maine. Robert has many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements are being entrusted with Kincer Funeral Home and funeral to be held in the spring will be announced later for a date.