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Eugene W. Baldwin

Eugene W. Baldwin Jr. of Malvern died in Paoli Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 10th, 2002. He was 82 years old. The husband of Janet M. Baldwin, they had been married for 54 years. He had lived in Charlestown Township for 52 years. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Eugene W. Baldwin and Anna Downs Baldwin. Growing up in Ardmore, he graduated from Lower Merion High School, and in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following a service connected accident, he spent 1941 in the San Diego Naval Hospital. On December 7, 1941 he was on his way back to active duty at Pearl Harbor. His ship was immediately diverted to the South Pacific where he saw action in many naval battles.
Following his discharge from the Navy in 1945, he went to work with his father in the family business. When that was sold in 1953, he held a number of jobs including sales for the West Chester - based Pennsylvania Crusher, a division of the Bath Iron Works of Maine, and real estate sales on the upper Main Line. For ten years he worked with new patent applications in the medical department of Geigy Pharmaceuticals in Ardsley and White Plains, NY.
He enjoyed reading, traveling overseas, cars, and watching classic movies on TV. Above all, he was a consummate photographer, taking hundreds of pictures of people and places in Chester County, PA. For 35 years he took pictures of the Pickering Fox Hunt in Chester Springs.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two children, Thomas T. Baldwin and Nancy B. Long, both of Charlestown, two granddaughters, a sister, Maryann B. Burnet of Beach Haven Park, NJ, a brother, Levis T. Baldwin of Palos Verdes Estates, CA and nieces and nephews. One brother, John W. Baldwin, predeceased him.
Services and interment will be held privately at a later date at the convenience of the family. Charitable gifts may be made to Charlestown Historical Society (for the photo-archive fund), P.O. Box 344, Devault, PA 19432.


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