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Meeting ID: 406492425
Celebration of Life Arrangements for LOUIS J. BALDWIN
A moving viewing line only – No Wake program
Thursday, December 3, 2020
10 AM to Noon and 2 PM to 4 PM
O’Brien-Sheipe Funeral Home, Inc.
640 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
FUNERAL SERVICE PRIVATE
In Lieu of Flowers
Please make donations in Memory of Louis J. Baldwin
One Hundred Black Men of New York, Inc.,
Health and Wellness Committee
2601 Frederick Douglas Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
Thank you for your prayers, calls and cards.
The Baldwin Family
197-27 Foothill Avenue
Holliswood, NY 11423-1609
Louis John Baldwin was born on March 25, 1948 to two loving parents Louis H. and Muriel R. Baldwin in the St. Albans community of Queens, New York.
As a child Louis and his parents worshipped at Westminster Presbyterian Church. During his childhood, Louis began many lifelong friendships that remained close until his passing, notably with Dennis Walcott and Karen Young. Louis’ commitment to his long-term friendships were a continuing hallmark of his life.
Louis attended P.S. 036 St. Albans School and would graduate from Summit School for high school. After graduating high school, he enrolled into Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He graduated from Ithaca in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
After graduating, the Ithaca College Admissions Office offered Louis an opportunity to recruit future students. During his tenure as college recruiter for Ithaca College, Louis grew passionate about expanding and increasing diversity on campus, traveling border to border and coast to coast to attain it.
Louis left Ithaca to become a member of the American Arbitration Association Community Dispute Resolution Program Team in Philadelphia and remained an active Ithaca alumnus. Utilizing experience from dispute resolution, Louis turned to the human resources and employee relations profession. His career took him to Union Carbide, Allied Chemical, Kimberly-Clarke, Hess Oil, Time-Warner and Cablevision Systems Corporation. At Cablevision, Louis rose to Director of Administration and Human Resources with fiscal responsibility for a $9.1 million budget.
Combining his professional experience, long-term friendships and an accumulated network of professional colleagues, Louis became a very successful Aflac Sales Agent after Cablevision. Thereafter, he retired to be with Dyanne.
Louis married Dyanne on September 23, 1988. There may never be a more perfect union. They enjoyed theater, concerts, sporting events and formal and informal social affairs over their 30 years of marriage.
Louis and Dyanne hosted countless dinners, holiday events and cook-outs. Many of us remember how during every summer cookout, as a team, Louis masterfully grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken while Dyanne flawlessly prepared the side dishes and desserts ready for the feast.
Family was an essential element for the two of them. For that reason, the Baldwins and Boones became like one. Louis and Dyanne welcomed many others who became their close extended family and shared good times and memories.
Louis and Dyanne were deeply committed to philanthropy and community service. Louis served on the Harlem-Dowling Board and as HR Consultant to Families On The Move In N.Y.C. He was an active member of the 100 Black Men of New York Inc. of NY. .for 42 years, serving on the Executive Board and both the Chair and later Co-Chair of the Health and Welfaire Committee. Louis vigorously organized, moderated and appeared on many city-wide men's health panels and seminars for years, which was a topic that he cared greatly about. Simultaneously, he actively supported Dyanne's immense contributions to the Hampton Alumni Association, the Alpha Kappa Sorority and St. Albans Congregational Church.
Throughout his life, Louis loved being an active participant in his community, attending varied civic engagements donating to charitable initiatives that include LeSEA Global Feed The Hungry; Southern Poverty Law Center; National Museum of African American History and Culture; Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, National WWII Museum; the American Cancer Society; and many. Additionally he has contributed to the undergraduate educations of college-bound students through the establishment of a scholarship at Hampton University, in remembrance of his wife, Dyanne in addition to a scholarship at Columbia University through the Links Inc. that established in honor of his mother, Muriel.
In mid-2016, Louis turned his focus to his and Dyanne's health issues. From her September 2017 cancer diagnosis to her passing on January 16, 2019, Louis devoted his life to Dyanne and her health. He very seldom left her side over that period of time at home or in the hospital. Losing Dyanne culminated the 25 faithful years of attention to health and care that Louis provided for his mother, his father, his uncle, his mother-in- law and father- in-law. He was a devoted husband, son and nephew who put those he loved at the forefront of his life.
After losing Dyanne, Louis turned to his family and his extended family and lifelong friends for support, fellowship and good times, adding Joyce Davoren and her family.
God and Louis decided that it was time for him to join Dyanne on November 25, 2020. He leaves Tony, Rey and Teal Baldwin, the Gillespie cousins, his Boone family, long time friends, the Davoren family, and neighbors to miss "Louis being Louis".
One Hundred Black Men of New York, Inc. Health and Wellness Committee
2601 Frederick Douglas Boulevard, New York NY 10030