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By Lacey Gardner

John G. Baldwin, 59, Wellsville


Wellsville, NY – John G. Baldwin, 59, of Scott Avenue, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the Hart Comfort House with his sisters by his side. He was born June 15, 1964, in Wellsville, the son of the late John R. and Patricia A. (Dennis) Baldwin.

John was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School, and a 1982 graduate of Wellsville High School. He earned his associate degrees from Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY, and Alfred State College. Following his education, he began his career with John R. Baldwin Plumbing and Heating, until his father’s retirement; then transitioned to the 2nd shift at Dresser-Rand as a pipe fitter. He was a member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, Local 1580, “The Power Behind the Power”.

Outside of his employment he was heavily involved in the Wellsville Community, being a long-time member of the Emerald Hook and Ladder Company #3, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1495, Sons of the American Legion Squadron #702. John was a previous coach and assistant coach for both J.V. and Varsity Softball at Wellsville High School, leading teams to winning several Section V Championships. He was committed to the girls that he coached – these were his ‘glory days’. He was a loyal fan of the New York Mets and the Buffalo Bills.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann (George) Newark of Andover, and Margaret Pinney of Wellsville; niece and nephews, Padden Newark, Kayla (Ridge Mack) Pinney, and Michael (Rosina Walsh) Pinney; a plethora of beloved cousins; and many special friends, including Kelly Elliott, Gary Pinney, and strong core of life-long childhood friends.

Friends are invited to A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 11 am. The burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to: The Allegany County Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895; the Emerald Hook and Ladder Company, 40 South Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895; or the Elks Scholarship Fund, 77 East Pearl Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences please visit

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