CW2 Herbert L. Baldwin Ret., 77, of Fairview Heights, Il., born April 18, 1933 in Mokane, Mo., died on Friday, November 19, 2010 at St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.
Mr. Baldwin was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He was a helicopter mechanic for St. Louis County Police Department and Fostaire Helicopters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas Leon and Conzle, nee Adams, Baldwin; and his two sisters, Violet Maddox and Conza Mae Bess.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Seda, nee Megerdichian, Baldwin of Fairview Heights, Ill., and his three daughters, Janet (Chuck) Fiske of O'Fallon, Ill., Maxine (Charles) Swarts of Westchester, Ill., and Tiffany (Lew Thomasino) Baldwin of Fairview Heights, Ill., five grandchildren, Josie and Jared Fiske, Charlie Swarts, and Silas and Gemma Thomasino; a sister, Laurene Rose of Richmond, Virginia; a great uncle, Clyde Garman of Phoenix, AZ., and many loving nieces, nephews, and other dear relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to USO, Salvation Army, or to Holy Shohaghat Armenian Church, Swansea, Ill.
Tributes may be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Lake View Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the funeral home.
Upon Mr. Baldwin's wishes, cremation was to be held.
Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois