Ricky D. Baldwin, of Columbus, passed away at his home on November 3, 2020. He was born to Henry and the late Rose Stanley Baldwin on April 25, 1956 in Canada, KY. Rick was a most beloved and loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and uncle. Rick had a big heart and loved life, and will be missed by many. Rick's life was a consistent invitation to joy and his passion for life was contagious. Retiring from Abbott Laboratories, Ricky pursued his passion for theater and improv, and was a SAG Actor, appearing on stage, live events, tv, print, speaking events, and commercials. He enjoyed many creative outlets including music, puppetry, art and storytelling. Santa Ricky was a founding member of the Buckeye Santas. He knew how to engage with children and help adults reconnect with the magic of their childhood through Santa both in the states and abroad. Rick is survived by his wife, Wendy Baldwin; daughter, Rebecca Baldwin (Tom) Herrnstein; father, Henry Baldwin; sister, Beverly Baldwin; step-daughter, Kristina (John) McGowan; grandchildren, Shawn Harney and Katherine McGowan; niece, Megan Baldwin; and nephews, Benjamin Woodward, Daniel Woodward, Parker Woodward and Braydin Geer; Rebecca's mother, Barbara Baldwin; and his dear best friend, "Santa Tim" Leasure. He was preceded in death by his sister Rene Robinson and mother Rose Baldwin. Caring Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2PM in the JOHNSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 207 S. Main St., Baltimore, OH, 43105. Family and friends may visit from 12PM until the time of services on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/. To leave an online condolence, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.funeralhome.com.
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Your supportive, healing prayers and condolence cards can be sent to:
Wendy Baldwin at 3913 Chaney Place, Columbus 43207.
Cards are still desired by Cindy Hartsook, who is back in the hospital (OSU) after a fall.
Of course Stacia Cohagan could use a lot of support and prayers. Stacia thanks all of the BuckeyeSantas for their continuing prayers and positive thoughts. Stacia has trained her best stylist to do the bleachings.
Santa Ron Burgess sent a note of appreciation for all the cards and notes he has received, and would love some more!
Special prayers are requested for a few of our members who didn't neccessarily want their issues public.
I'll leave it at that!
Election of Officers were completed during October meeting. Bryan Miller was elected Vice-president, Dan Cunningham was elected Secretary, and Richard Incledon as Treasurer.
It was decided to try and have a zoom gathering November 14, just as a way to bolster each other's spirits going into the season. Since many might only be available for an hour or so, a TIME has not been set yet.
A beautiful, heartfelt holiday message by Clauses from around the world,
including two of our own Buckeyes, Dan Cunningham and Tom Pellitieri, Silent Night Well worth the listen!
1.) Santa RJ and Doreen donated a large Christmas tree, added lights and a few decorations and a Santa tree skirt to use at our meetings. It is on a platform that rolls out of the store room! Doreen gave out about 120 or more clear glass ornaments for people to decorate and bring to add to our tree decorations. Or, you may bring an ornament of your own choosing!
2.) 3.) In order to minimize the possibilities that your email server might send our important messages to your junk mail folder, we are now using a GoogleGroup address.
4.) Just below, our Family Group as gathered on Photo Day 2019. Additional photos can be found in the Photo Archives by just clicking here!
5.) Here's a nice 'JeffHillVideo' production, courtesy of our own Buckeye Santa, John Miller,
and the Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band's "Santa's Reindeer Team" Click Here
...the audio is a bit difficult, but worth the listen!
7.) Here's a Columbus Dispatch article with our Santa Richard Knapp at the Columbus Zoo. Click Here to load it!
Our Honorary Member, Stacia Cohagan, has been side-lined temporarily while undergoing treatment for her illness. Stacia has trained her best hairdresser to perform her beard care techniques.
Her Scheduling Website is still useable to simplify getting your haircare appointments made at Shag Hair Studio in Westerville without having to contact Stacia directly! Be sure to keep Stacia on your prayer list.
Click here for Stacia's Reservation program.
| 1) To Learn various functions to become better Santas |
2) To Promote different opportunities and ideas in order to improve our craft,
3) To Share potential bookings that we may hear about, and
4) To Gather for Fellowship