Michael J. Baldwin

Michael J. Baldwin

YORK – Michael J. Baldwin, 75, of York, passed away at 3:10 AM, Friday, July 20, 2018, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Jayne E. (Myers) Baldwin.

Michael was born February 26, 1943, in Scranton, PA and was the son of the late Wallace A. and Martha Ruth Baldwin.

In 1961 he graduated from Palmyra High School in Palmyra, PA. and continued his studies and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1965 and with a Masters Degree later from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Michael taught English for the Dallastown Area School District for over 35 years before retiring in 2002. He was also an adjunct professor at York College. He served on numerous boards in his life time and was a member of First Church of the Brethren in York. Michael’s passion was music and he served over 50 years of playing organ and piano. Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Jayne, Michael is survived by his three sons, Christopher J. Baldwin and his wife Pamela of York, James M. Baldwin and his husband, Gregory Harris of Baltimore, MD and Joel M. Baldwin and his wife Colleen of Baltimore, and 5 grandchildren, Luke, Alexandru, Christopher, Jr., Ryan and Brock.

Michael’s memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 26, 2018 at York First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, York, PA. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, Thursday at the church. Burial will be private. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Joel Gibbel and Pastor Donald Hubbell. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.

Michael’s family would like to extend an invitation to attend a reception and luncheon immediately following the service. The reception will be held in the social hall of York First Brethren Church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider, York First Church of the Brethren 2710 Kingston Road, York, PA 17402 or to The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, Inc. 164 Vinegar Ferry Road, Marietta, PA 17547.

To share memories of Michael please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com

3 thoughts on “Michael J. Baldwin

  1. I would like to send out my Condolences out to the Michael Baldwin Family. I new Michael back from 92 to 95 until I graduated. Michael played piano at my wedding . I remember Michael as one of my favorite teachers who taught my English class. My memories of Michael was he was such a funny and comical man. I also played piano which we played some songs together. Michael had the passion of music. Michael asked me to help him with setting up for the dinner theater program. He was such a wonderful man always talked about his Family and always loved all his students and was always very helpful when us Students needed help. Michael used to call me giggle box because I always come to class smilingly and laughing. Michael knows how to cheer everyone up if we are sad or had a bad day. He always knew how to make us feel better. We have lost a great Man he’s with God now and god knows everyone who knows Michael will be missed by a lot of people who knew him. God Bless You all and im truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Dear Baldwin family, I read this obituary with great sadness, as well as deep gratitude for having had such a warm, patient, kind and diligent English teacher 30+ years ago. We honor his memory.
    Sending love and heartfelt condolences,

  3. My cousin Mike was a man of many talents and traits, not the least of which was patience. As a girl of 8 thru 10 years old, the teenage Mike sat for one hour each week beside me on the piano bench. I was hardly his caliber of pianist, but he suffered through my bumbling and fumbling, for the miserly sum of $.50/hour, in an effort to teach me the basics. As an adult, we got on happily during our yearly visits of recollections of his parents and mutual acquaintances. He will be missed.

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