J. Ray Baldridge, Jr. ’69 died on April 16, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
(The following was published by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on April 18, 2011)
Ray Baldridge Jr., 73, of O’Hara, formerly of Fox Chapel, died Saturday, April 16, 2011. Born July 1, 1937, Ray was the loving husband of Mary Ann for 49 years. He was devoted to his family and found great joy in being with them. Ray was a kind and generous person who treated everyone with respect. He graduated from Shadyside Academy and from Bowdoin College. Ray followed his father as a stockbroker to the regional firm of Moore, Leonard and Lynch. Through two mergers, he finished his thirty-eight-year career with Paine Webber. He had fond memories of his childhood church, Highland Presbyterian Church. He served as a Deacon and Elder at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday School. He served on the Board of Spina Bifida. Ray loved Pittsburgh sports – Pitt, Pirates, Penguins and Steelers. He played golf and tennis and enjoyed walking. He followed politics and the Market. Ray enjoyed traveling and Ocean City, N.J., was a favorite vacation spot. He put up a courageous battle against cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ray will be missed by his loving wife, Mary Ann; his four daughters, Susan (Adrian) Perregaux, Betsy (Jim) Stevenson, Nancy (Don) Brock and Tricia (David) Wickliffe; his twelve delightful grandchildren; his sister, Louise Lytle; his niece, Barbara Lytle; and many friends.