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Charles Baldwin

July 21, 1944 — January 25, 2014

Charles Philip "Phil" Baldwin Charles Philip "Phil" Baldwin, age 69, of Dublin died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital with his family at his side. Phil fought like a warrior in his battle against cancer. He was retired from Honda Manufacturing following 21 years of employment. He was a 1962 graduate of Northwestern High School and was a member of the popular band "The Everglades" during his high school days. Phil loved singing and playing guitar and inspired his family with his musical ability. A former member of the Marysville Moose Lodge #1651, Phil was a fan of open-wheel racing and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy. He always stayed busy and took pride in his organization skills. Affectionately known as "Papa", Phil will be remembered as a wonderful cook with an appreciation for great food and an even greater appreciation for the love and togetherness his family shared. He dearly loved his wife, and his family is comforted knowing their parents are reunited in Heaven. He was born July 21, 1944, in Bellefontaine to the late Gerald and Mary Josephine Hoover Baldwin. He married Dixie E. Cottrill on August 5, 1962, at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, and she preceded him in death on January 4, 2014. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Baldwin. Survivors include his 4 children, Tamara Nail, Dublin; Chuck (Melissa) Baldwin and Shannon (Marty) Manning, each of Richwood; and Sean (Sindey) Baldwin, Marysville; 9 grandchildren, Eric (Heidi) Nail, Kirk (Jessica) Nail, Holly Nail, Noah Baldwin, C.C. Baldwin, Derrick White, Bailey Baldwin, David Ross, and Deborah Ross; a great-grandson, Cameron; a special granddaughter, Kelsey McKinley; a brother, Leo (Betty "Van") Baldwin, Marysville; his father-in-law, Jack Cottrill, Marion; 2 brothers-in-law, Terry Cottrill and Ronald (Carol) Cottrill, each of Marion; several nieces and nephews; and close friends, Bob and Nan Blevins, Marion. A Celebration of Phil's life will begin at 2pm on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Liberty Township Community Building, 21463 Main St, Raymond, OH 43067. Friends are invited to dress casually and enjoy a nice meal, sing Karaoke, and share stories of Phil. Memorial contributions may be made to pelotonia.org/gramandpapa. Mannasmith Funeral Home is serving the family and condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
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