Of Dorchester, died peacefully on January 26, 2024 at the age of 69 years.
Born in Savin Hill on July 18, 1954 to the late Howard A. Baldwin Jr. and Margaret A. (Salvatore) Baldwin.
He leaves behind his sister, Sharon Livingston, and his nephew, William Livingston, both of Weymouth. He also leaves his companion cat, Garth Vader.
Howard’s dad died when Howard was 16, forcing him to drop out of South Boston High School to work to support his family. Early on, he worked as campaign manager for Representative Jim Hart. He was a coordinator for the ABCD program and the YES employment division for the City of Boston, both job placement programs for inner city youth. Later, he retired after over 20 years as a courier driver.
He was an original founding member and past President of the Tri-District Baseball League in Savin Hill. He also spent many years involved in the Strat-O-Matic Baseball League with fellow managers, Eddie, Peter, Jackie, and David. He was an avid Red Sox fan and he loved to collect Pepsi memorabilia. He served as editor of the Split Deck Newsletter. He was a fire buff in Boston since he was a teenager. He especially enjoyed watching the operations and taking photographs.
Howard was grateful for the friendship of the residents at Keystone Apartments in Dorchester. They will miss his nights sitting in the lobby on the bench. He will forever be remembered for his favorite number, 24. Everyone knew him by this number.
Funeral services will be private.
Please make a donation in Howard’s memory to a charity of your choice.