Mr. Dennis G. "Pops" Baird, 56, formerly of Gloversville, passed away January 13, 2014, at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. He was born October 8, 1956, in Gloversville, son of the late Edward and Cora Dingman Baird. He was educated in Broadalbin-Perth schools where he played basketball, and employed as a general laborer most of his life. Dennis worked as a roofer as well as general carpentry throughout the area. He was also a station attendant for Highway Oil in Johnstown. In his spare time, Dennis liked to fish, camp and draw, he was an accomplished artist.
He is survived by his children, Kurt Baird and Dennis G. Baird Jr., both of Gloversville, Jordan Baird of Corinth; and a stepson, Joseph Hoyt of St. Johnsville. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Claudia DeVoe (Stanley) of Gloversville, Darlene Morrone of Broadalbin, David Baird of Fonda and Robert Baird of Perth. Dennis also leaves several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, on Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. followed by a brief prayer service at 11 a.m. Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the River Ridge Living Center, 100 Sandy Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Please visit the family online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.