Larry M. Baird, 73, of Baldwinsville, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse after a brief illness.
He was born in Gloverville, N.Y. and graduated from Gloversville High School in 1957.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and receivied his BS degree at SUNY Oneonta. He moved to Baldwinsville in 1970 and worked for Employers Insurance of Wausau several years before retiring from American International Group in 1998. During his time with Wausau he conducted safety seminars for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Larry was a life member of the Society of Safety Engineers, a member of the Centerville Memorial Masonic Lodge No. 648 in N. Syracuse and a member of the Liverpool Elks Lodge No. 2348. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, traveling and was an avid SU sports fan.
Surviving are his wife, the former Carole J. Rossi; daughters, Joanne (Scott) Allen of Fredericksburg, Va., Lisa (Michael) Lang of Waitsfield, Vt. and Christina (Thomas) Halter of Penfield, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Danielle Richardson, Sean Allen, Kimberly Allen, Matthew Halter and Daniel Halter; one great-granddaughter, Cora Allen; and several nieces and cousins.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the funeral home, 93 Downer St. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, N.Y.
Contributions: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, 5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.