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DuWayne L. "Duey" Baird, Jr.

Born: Mon., Oct. 18, 1948
Died: Wed., Mar. 29, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 31, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 31, 2017
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 01, 2017
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

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DuWayne L. “Duey” Baird, Jr.  age 68, of West Sunbury passed away Wednesday,  March 29, 2017 at the Butler VNA Inpatient Hospice after a battle with cancer.

DuWayne was born October 18, 1948 in Grove City.  He was the son of the late DuWayne L. Baird, Sr. and the late Doris J. Beachem Baird.  DuWayne was a United States Army Veteran serving during Vietnam.  He was a 1967 graduate of Butler High School and a 1971 graduate of Geneva College.  DuWayne worked various jobs in the area including pumping oil at the Baird Oil Company.  He enjoyed golfing and hunting.  DuWayne was active in the community where he was a member of the American Legion Post 243 in West Sunbury, where he held many positions, the Cherry Valley VFW, and was an associate member of the FOP Brady Paul Lodge, the Butler County Law Enforcement Officers Association and the NRA.

DuWayne is survived by one son, DuWayne L. Baird III, and his wife Caitlin, of Butler and two granddaughters, Anna and Brinley.  One sister, Deborah J. Baird of West Sunbury and two brothers, Richard L. Baird, and his wife, Diane and Dennis “Sam” Baird both of West Sunbury and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends at the William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, West Sunbury from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Friday, March 31, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 1, 2017 with Rev. Jeffrey Lang of the West Sunbury Presbyterian Church officiating.

Burial will be in the West Sunbury Union Cemetery.

Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora, the VFW Post 249 of Butler and the American Legion Post 117 of Butler.

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Ryan Stewart
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
My dad and Duey were friends for many years. Duey was also my baseball coach for several years in Meridian. Duey's son DuWayne and I got to be great friends, playing baseball together, going to Pirate games with our dads, and shooting pool and drinking Pepsi at the Meridian Inn under the watchful eyes of our fathers! We've lost them too soon, DuWayne, but they are still with us, watching over us now, and somewhere, they are getting ready for baseball season. I will remember your Dad for his booming voice, his love of baseball, his tremendous mustache, and for his many great stories. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and you. -- Stewy

Kathy Stewart
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
So sorry. Our families go back many years. Summers of baseball and more baseball with your Dad and Corb always there💛 Feeling so sad. God Bless you. Kathy

Ron Conrad
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Sorry for your loss.

Dewey & I go back many years primarily via the Meridian Inn, Jim Mortimer and golfing. We were recently reintroduced through his association with the American Legion and my association with the FOP and Lawenforcement Association.

We had fun,drinks and stories together. He will be in my prayers.

Ron Conrad

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