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Roger Lee Baird

June 19, 1952 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 68)


Roger Lee Baird, 68, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born in Bolivar, on June 19, 1952, a son of the late Robert P. Baird, Sr. and Beatrice (Gibson) Baird.

Mr. Baird served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.

Roger worked as an over the road trucker for thirty years, he also worked for Betts Trucking, Perfetti Trucking and at Universal Well Service. In order to provide for his family, he worked hard and did his best.

He will be remembered as stubborn, awesome, caring good dad. 

Roger enjoyed watching Western shows and the Steelers, he previously enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his companion, Christina Catherine Ballinger of Punxsutawney; daughter, Jessica Baird of Punxsutawney; three sons, Roger Baird and wife Charly of Anchorage, Alaska, Jason Roselli of DuBois and Joshua Burdick of Rimersburg; six grandchildren, Adam, Andrew and Alyssa Jones, Malachi, Ezra and Edyn Baird; four brothers, Robert P. Baird, Jr. and wife Norma of Johnstown, Randy Baird, Rodney Baird, and Clark Baird, all of Bolivar; one sister, Belinda Betts of Blairsville.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Joann Baird, daughter, Julie Jones; two brothers, Richard and Keith Baird.

There will be no visitation or viewing.  Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

His ashes will be interred at Bethel Cemetery in Bolivar.





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