Andrew J. Baldwin Jr. 82, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at The Eddy Village Green in Cohoes.
Born on December 1, 1938 in Washington DC, he was the only son of the late Andrew J. and Anne (Flatley) Baldwin Sr.
Andrew graduated from LaSalle Military Institute in 1956 and earned his undergraduate degree from Siena College in 1960. Andy earned his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 1963, where he was a member of the Law Review. He married his wife of 58 years, Ann (Foley) Baldwin on August 18, 1962 and in October 1963 interviewed with the law firm of Daley and Zittel. He returned home from the interview and informed Ann that they were moving to a small town called Hillsdale, New York. They packed up their few belongings and their infant daughter and moved to the community Andy called home for almost the next fifty years.
Andy loved serving the people of Hillsdale and Columbia County through the law firm Daley and Baldwin, and with Ann, raised his four children there. Andy served his community through the Lions Club, five years of service as a Board of Education member and Board President of Taconic Hills Regional School District, President of the Columbia County Bar Association, Town Attorney for the Town of Ancram, and as a trustee and finance committee member at Our Lady of Hope (formerly St. Bridget’s Catholic Church). Andy treasured the friendships he made through his work, civic contributions, and leisure. The family is incredibly grateful for the community and these friendships.
In retirement Andy enjoyed extensive travel with Ann and together they explored Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Russia.
Left to cherish his memory beside his wife Ann include his children Kathleen (Fritz) Schnackenberg of Moreau, NY, Andrew (Diane) Baldwin of Scotch Plains, NJ, Dr. Karen (Kathryn) Baldwin of Hartford, CT, and Stephen Baldwin of Danbury, CT. He is also survived by his grandchildren Adam and Ryan Schnackenberg, Elizabeth and Andrew James Baldwin, Amina, Eliyaan, and Safina Shakeel, and a niece and nephew.
The family will be returning to the community they all call home to lay their husband and father to rest. Friends may call from 11 to 12 noon on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at the Peck & Peck Funeral home, 8063 NY-22, Copake. In accordance with NYS guidelines, entrance to the funeral home will be regulated, social distancing and masks will also be required.
Due to covid restrictions, A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for family at 1:00pm on Friday, Jan 15, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 8074, NY 22 Copake Falls, NY. To view the recorded Mass till Jan. 22, please visit and use the Passcode: E#Tqt7ca, https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/wQC7CLvemrCnEwnikKZtEC3XZ0WKNl5TjAhcOc_Y7AbS04ydzsvYJL41MCmYakUQ.n-mqIyrFi1al4SHP
Donations may be made in Andrew’s memory to help support Alzheimer’s research through the BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.