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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Charlie Baird, 79, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, died Nov. 28, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Baird was born July 26, 1936, in North Sewickley Twp., and was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine Baird. He married Shirley Baird Oct. 30, 1982.

Baird owned and operated his own trucking company for 35 years. He then drove for FBC Chemicals in Mars until his retirement in 1998. He was also a part owner of Eisenbrown, Baird International Harvester dealership.

Baird was a member of the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church. An Army Veteran, he served from 1955-1957.

Baird was also a member of the Riverside Lions Club for over 40 years. He was co-founder of MATC (Moraine Area Tractor Cruisers) and the local and national Tri-State Hart Parr Oliver Clubs. He was also a member of the Big Knob Tractor Club and the Portersville Steam and Antique Association.

Baird was an avid farm toy collector. His dedication to farm toys earned him a membership in the National Farm Toy Hall of Fame in Iowa. He founded and organized the Beaver Falls Farm Toy Show for 18 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Bill Bush of Ellwood City; a brother, Robert Baird of Wayne Twp.; and two granddaughters.

The funeral service was held Dec. 1 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., in Ellwood City. Rev. George Nagel officiated the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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