Gail Baird

Gail Grogan Baird, 91, beloved wife of the late David Graham Baird, Jr., died on January 19, 2019.  She resided in Montclair most of her life.

She was born July 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY and after graduating from Nutley High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gettysburg College in 1949.

A talented Artist, she loved painting all her life, and earned multiple “Best In Show” awards at the NJ Art Association and Cape Cod Art Center Exhibits.

She was a Docent at the Montclair Art Museum and was a swim instructor at the Montclair YMCA, where she was also a member of “the Ripples” Synchronized Swim Group.

A long-time member of Montclair Golf Club, she enjoyed tennis and paddle tennis.  Mrs. Baird was also a member of the First Congregational Church, Delta Gamma, and the Montclair Women’s Club and Iris Gardens.

She is survived by her sons William and Donald Baird (wife Mary Ann) daughter Carol Baird Rich (husband Stephen) and five grandchildren, Andrew, Allison & William Baird, and Thomas and Haley Rich.