It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel James Baxter, 65, of New Windsor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Newburgh on Nov. 5, 1953, to William and Edythe Baxter. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy. On July 21, 1973, he married the love of his life, Mary Stanford, a marriage that would last 45 years. Early on he worked for Theater Techniques of Cornwall building Broadway shows such as Cats, Evita, and 42nd St. just to name a few. Later on, he began his career in the welding industry, working for Mid-Hudson Oxygen/Air Products/Airgas for 32 years before retiring in Nov. 2018. He was a past member of the New Windsor Fire Dept. He loved spending time with his family, vacations in Lake George and Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway.
The family would also like to thank the doctors and nurses of St. Luke’s Hospital ER and ICU, New Windsor Ambulance and New Windsor Police Dept.
Daniel is survived by his wife Mary at home; sons Chris, Scott, and Sean all of New Windsor; Brother David and his wife Jari of Crestview, Florida, and Sister in law Linda of Montgomery along with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Edythe and father William, brothers William and Stephen and sister RoseAnn.
Visitation will be held from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Ave. (Rte94) New Windsor, NY.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home.