Niagara Gazette


July 11, 2014

Melvin Kenneth Baldwin

HOT SPRINGS, AR — Mr. Melvin Kenneth Baldwin, age 80, of Oden, AR, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Hot Springs.

He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on October 1, 1933, the son of the late Frederick George Baldwin and the late Georgina Shook Baldwin. He was married for many happy years to Barbara Lindsey.  Melvin retired from the United States Air Force as a TSGT. He gave 22 years of service as a Master EOD Technician, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. He was of the Episcopal faith and was a member of the VFW, the DAV and the NRA.  Melvin was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.  He was much loved and will be remembered always by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lindsey Baldwin of the home; sons, Kenneth Baldwin of Randolph, ME, Charles Reese Baldwin of Monroe, ME; step-daughter, Phyllis Joan Keith and husband, Kenneth, of Tuttle, OK; step-son, Ray Kwok and wife, Fatma, of Harvest, AL; sister, Anita Leo of Niagara Falls, NY; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers.

Memorial services were held Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10:00 AM in the Beasley-Wood Chapel.      Interment will be at a later date at the National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR, with full military       honors rendered by the United States Air Force.

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