Stanley L. Baubie, 79, an Air Force mechanic and civilian clothes cleaner, died Saturday (Jan. 29, 2000) in Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Baubie was born in Barre and raised in Elba, where he graduated from Elba Central High School.
In World War II, Baubie was drafted in the Army Air Forces and served in the 10th Air Force in the China-Burma-India Theater. He was a mechanic, working primarily on P-47 fighter planes.
After the war, he worked for a while at the H.J. Heinz Co. plant before becoming a clothes cleaner and presser at Hewitt's Dry Cleaners for 25 years.
Baubie went into semiretirement in 1984 but continued to be active as a part-time employee of Globe Security. He also was employed with the Green Thumb organization in Shelby, for which he worked on grounds maintenance at Oak Orchard Wildlife Refuge.
He was a life member of Post 204, American Legion, and Post 1483, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Baubie enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
His wife of 34 years, Clara Thompson Baubie, died in 1975.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Dale; a sister, Hazel Johnston of Oakfield; and a granddaughter.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby.