Baugh, John A. III

Albany Times Union - - OBITUARIES -

GUILDER­LAND — John A. Baugh III, of Guilder­land, passed away peace­fully at home on Fri­day, Jan­uary 11, 2019. He was born in Saratoga Springs on Jan­uary 21, 1944, and grew up in Mid­dle Grove, N.Y.

Jack was a 1963 grad­u­ate of Saratoga Springs High School. He earned his A.A. S. in Forestry in 1965 from Paul Smith’s Col­lege, and his B.S. in Wildlife Bi­ol­ogy from the Univer­sity of Mon­tana, Mis­soula in 1969. Jack be­gan his N.Y.S. ca­reer with the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion and the Depart­ment of Lot­tery. In 1979 he joined the Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices, re­tir­ing in 2005 as a chief bud­get an­a­lyst.

His many in­ter­ests in­cluded camp­ing, hik­ing, climb­ing the High Peaks of the Adiron­dacks, hunt­ing, fish­ing, golf, Bridge, travel, cook­ing, bird-watch­ing, re­search­ing fam­ily ge­neal­ogy, and pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment. Jack loved spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends. In his re­tire­ment years, he vol­un­teered with Com­mu­nity Care­givers.

Jack is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 37 years, Pa­tri­cia (Pouliot) Baugh; daugh­ter, Jes­sica (Joe) An­der­son of West Charl­ton; pre­cious new­born grand­daugh­ter, Jacque­line Jae; step-grand­daugh­ter, Emma; mother, An­nie Vic (John­son) Baugh of Saratoga Springs; sis­ter, Vicki (Jim) Bundy of Ful­ton, Texas; brother, David Baugh of Sch­enec­tady; close long­time friends, Fred Alt­man and Tom and Mary Mor­ri­son; many nieces, neph­ews, cousins, and friends. He was pre­de­ceased by his father, John A. Baugh Jr.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to visit with Jack’s fam­ily on Wed­nes­day from 4 to 7 p.m. at Can­non Fu­neral Home, 2020 Cen­tral Ave., Colonie.

The fam­ily thanks the nurses, doc­tors, and staff at Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter for ex­cel­lent care, re­spect, and kind­ness; Com­mu­nity Hos­pice for their ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive as­sis­tance en­abling Jack to re­main home, and our health care aides, Mar­shalee and Lys­tra, for their ex­pert and lov­ing care of Jack and Pat.

Jack’s pas­sion for the en­vi­ron­ment in­cluded sup­port­ing the Na­tional Re­sources De- fense Coun­cil. Do­na­tions in mem­ory of Jack may be sent to NRDC, P.O. Box 1830, Mer­ri­field, VA 22116 or to Com­mu­nity Care­givers, 2021 West­ern Ave., Al­bany, NY 12203.

To leave a mes­sage of con­do­lence for the fam­ily, visit www.can­non­fu­neral.com

( ), (David), and Kevin Johnas (Heather); his beloved grand­chil­dren, Tay­lor, Ja­cob and Tea­gan Smith.

Call­ing hours will be Tues­day, Jan­uary 15, from 4-8 p.m. at the Wil­liam J. Lyons Fu­neral Home, 1700 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Rens­se­laer, NY 12144. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16, at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Vic­tory Church, 55 North Lake Ave., Troy, NY 12180. En­tomb­ment will be held at the St. Mary’s Ceme­tery, Troy.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in mem­ory of John Johnas may be made to the Mo­hawk Hud­son Hu­mane So­ci­ety at https:// mo­hawkhu­mane.org/ donate-on­line.html or to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety. Con­do­lence page at www. wj­lyons­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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