March 8, 1926 - February 20, 2011

Formerly of Bloomingburg, NY

Harold E. Baird, 84, formerly of Bloomingburg, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2011, in Zephyrhills, FL. He was born in Bloomingdale, NJ, to the late Veronica and Harold K. Baird.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 62 years, Shirley; his sister, Shirley Foray and brother-in-law, Jerry; his children: Marlene and son-in-law, Steve Modlin, Harold K. and daughter-in-law, Kim Baird, Brian and daughter-in-law, Ellen Baird, Lisa and son-in-law, Steve Carlson; granddaughter, Tara and husband, David Sharp; grandsons: Kyle, Darryl, Joshua, Scott, Casey, Adam, Ryan and Collin; great-grandchildren: Meghan, EJ, Laney, Devon, and one on the way. He will always be our "POP-POP." He is also survived by two nieces.

He was a proud U.S Air Force veteran who served in World War II. He worked for 40 years for Curtis Wright as a coordinator. He was a respected business owner of Rainbow Valley Campground in Bloomingburg for 20 years. He was a past member of the Bloomingdale, NJ and Bloomingburg, NY Volunteer Fire Departments. He served on the Board of Directors for the Baird Family Association in Warwick, NY. Harold and Shirley were avid travelers of the United States by plane or vehicle. Their motorhome tires crossed every state line in the lower 48 states. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a hospice of one's choice.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m., at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Ave., Middletown; 845-343-6309 or