In Memorium

Photo by Mike Stone

Lucky Rich Baldwin

"Banjo Man"

We all lost a dear friend when Lucky Rich passed away recently. So many of our special friends have recently departed, and with each passing we all feel increasingly diminished. Banjo Man was such a significant part of all of our lives, either directly or indirectly through his involvement with the Valley, that I felt compelled to offer people a chance to express some remembrances on his behalf for the benefit of all of us who will miss him so. I have included on this page Rich's obituary, forwarded to me by Carl Dahlia, and a link to a guestbook where people may leave their remembrances. This is located at the bottom of the page, in blue letters. Thank you for your thoughts.


(as appearing in the Press Democrat on July 8, 1997)

BALDWIN, Richard A. Died in Petaluma, CA Friday, July 4, 1997 at home after a short illness. A Petaluma resident most of his life and attended Petaluma schools. Served his country in the Navy during the Viet Nam War as a fireman. Mr. Baldwin spent 15 years in the California desert including time with the Inyo County Sheriff's Possee. He was a salesman and self-employed. A native of Santa Rosa, age 52. Son of Edna Mae Edwards and the late Alvin E. Baldwin Sr. Step-son of the late Harry Edwards. Brother of Alvin E. Baldwin Jr. Father of Colleen Baldwin and Bernadine Lozinto. Grandfather of Eric and Ashley Lozinto. Friends are invited to call for visitation Wednesday, July 9, 1997 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma. At his request no services will be held. Private interment Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, CA.

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