Richard E. Baldic

ORANGE — A committal service will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m., at South Cemetery, 585 South Main St., Orange, for Richard E. Baldic, 80, of Adams Street, who died Feb. 8, 2017. 

Rev. Judy Jones of the Orange United Methodist Church will officiate. 

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

ORANGE — A celebration of life was held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Richard E. Baldic, 80, of Adams Street, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare campus in Worcester, after being stricken ill earlier at home.

The Rev. Dr. Megan Leary of the Orange Central Congregational Church officiated. Interment will be private in South Cemetery, Orange. Following a service, a reception was held at Richard and Nancy’s home on Adams Street. 

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

ORANGE — Richard E. Baldic, 80, of Adams Street, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare campus in Worcester, after being stricken ill earlier at home.

Born in Barton, Vt., on Jan. 31, 1937, he was a son of Antonio H. and Elizabeth R. (Guyer) Baldic and moved to Orange at the age of 2 and has lived there ever since.

Following Orange High School, Richard worked on the Bear Mountain Project, at the Orange Foundry, for CV Trucking and had also worked 10 years for the Rodney Hunt Company. Later, he worked in the maintenance department at both Colonial Acres in Orange as well as Fisher Hill School, also in Orange.

Richard loved music, especially playing the harmonica and organ. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed being out on the open road.

A lifetime member of the Athol-Orange Aero Club, Richard was a member for over 30 years.

An avid camper, Richard and his companion, Nancy Sawyer, would travel in their fifth-wheel camper to various campsites up and down the east coast. They had made numerous camping friends over the years.

Richard was a kind and caring man and found much enjoyment conversing with people and telling stories, but also he took a great interest in how people were doing.

Richard is survived by his longtime companion, Nancy Sawyer of Orange; his children, Dennis Baldic of Orange and Joey Baldic and his wife, Dona, of Athol; grandchildren, Jason, Elizabeth, Joey Jr., and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Alex, Sammy, Josiah, and Gianna; a sister, Rochelle Tourigny of Orange; a brother, James Baldic of Florida; several nephews and nieces; Nancy’s children, Cindy Mayhew, Melinda Hayes and her husband Harry, Cheryl Flanigan, and Kevin Mayhew and his partner Patrick; and also Nancy’s eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12,  from 1 to 3 p.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange, with Rev. Dr. Megan Leary of the Orange Central Congregational Church officiating.

Interment in South Cemetery, in Orange, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the donor’s choice.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

Comments

A great guy who seemed to be able to fix anything. We worked together for many years in the Orange Schools and whatever he did he made it better and always with a smile. He helped me,and others,to enjoy flying . We all will miss him. My thoughts andd prayers go out to Nancy and family

It has been a joy getting to know him since my dad married Richard's mom years ago.  We had some neat times just sitting around talking especially about camping.  We will miss you, Richard, rest in peace. 

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