Betsy H. Baird of Caroga Lake, N.Y., passed away Nov. 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Lebanon, Pa., the daughter of Homer and Loretta Weaver Hoover. She was a graduate of Council Rock High School in Newtown, Pa., and Westchester State College in Westchester, Pa. Her graduate studies in education were completed at SUNY Albany. From 1977-87, she was employed at Albany Savings Bank, where she served as assistant manager. From 1987 until the present she was the office manager of Brookside Plumbing in Johnstown. From 2000-2013, she served as a well respected substitute teacher for the Johnstown school district, where she enjoyed many rewarding relationships with students and faculty.