Gary J Baird, Sr.

1953 - 2019

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Gary J. Baird, Sr., 66, of North Baltimore, passed away at 7:00am on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born on June 30, 1953, in Fostoria to the late Vincent W. and Marian (Stevens) Baird. Gary is survived by his son, Gary J. (Cari) Baird, Jr. of Deshler; his brother, Danny (Mary) Baird of McComb; his sister, Brenda (Paul) Miller of Findlay; his grandchildren: Hailee, Chloe, and Ava Baird; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sondra Salaz. Gary retired in 2018 from Continental Structural Plastics in North Baltimore. He loved to golf and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, November 8, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (11:00am-1:00pm) prior to the service. Pastor Bill Cook will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, 515 N. Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Friday, November 8th 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Memorial Service:

    Friday, November 8th 2019 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

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  • Contributions:

    Smith-Crates Funeral Home
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

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To : The Baird Family
Date :Wednesday, November 6th 2019
From : Shari Salaz
I have many fond memories of Uncle Gary. I was heartbroken to hear of his passing. I know that he was greeted with open arms by Grandma and Grandpa Baird and my mom, Sondra. I send my deepest condolences to all of our family, and I wish I could be there to say my last goodbye to my Uncle. Til we meet again, Uncle Gary.

To : Gary Cari and family
Date :Wednesday, November 6th 2019
From : Joni Reynolds
Keeping you in my prayers during this time of grieving.

To : To the Baird
Date :Wednesday, November 6th 2019
From : Garry Wymer
Sorry for your loss.Uncle Gary will be truly missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.