Harry (Hank) Heath Baldwin IV died on August 13, 2021, at the Center for Acute Hospice Care, Hospice of the Piedmont, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Hank was born on May 28, 1945, in Dedham, Massachusetts to Eleanor and Harry H. Baldwin III. The Baldwin family settled in Arlington, Massachusetts, where Hank and his three younger siblings (Ann, Betsy, and David) attended local schools. In 1967, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, where he served in the Signal Corps as a radio teletype operator and saw active service in Vietnam until his discharge in 1969.
Hank returned to his studies at Bowdoin College, obtaining his BA degree in 1970 and subsequently joined the General Services Administration in Boston. In 1977, he and Sarah Wilkinson married which was followed by the birth of their son, Alexander Wright Baldwin, in 1983. The family would move to Oakton, Virginia in 1987 when Hank transferred to GSA’s Washington, D.C. offices.
After retirement from GSA, Hank joined FedEx in Greenbelt, Maryland. Two years of long commutes convinced him he wanted permanent retirement. Hank and Sarah then moved to Crozet in 2008, finding their new home in the Stonegate neighborhood of Western Ridge. They also found a community of convivial and caring friends. Hank delighted in talking to fellow dog walkers, chatting up Pete, Jeff, Eric, Mike, and everyone else at the local supermarket, and reveling in the beauty of the mountains and the vistas of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
He is survived by his wife Sarah of Crozet, Virginia; his son, Alec and his partner, Tammy Ho, of Brooklyn, New York; his two sisters, brother and their spouses: Ann and Jim Trudeau of Essex, Massachusetts; Betsy and Wayne Ogden of Lincoln, Massachusetts; and, David and Hilary Baldwin of Arlington, Massachusetts. They and the Baldwin family’s numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews were all beloved by Hank.
A service was held August 24, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Greenwood. The family is grateful to the Hospice of the Piedmont for their compassionate and vigilant care of Hank in recent months.
In place of flowers, Sarah and Alec ask that memorial gifts be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, Development Office, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.