The Obit For William Baum

William Baum

Published in SouthtownStar on June 26, 2011

Baum, William H. Age 91 of Homewood, IL, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT.

Mr. Baum was born in Brooklyn, NY, November 10, 1919 to the late Lucy Harrington Baum and the late Alwin E. Baum and had lived in Homewood since 1960 until he moved to Wallingford, CT two years ago.

He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in both the European and Pacific theaters. He retired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in 1981. William was a founding member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Homewood.

He was a lifelong baseball fan and had an early career as a baseball umpire in the New York Kitty League.

William was predeceased, in addition to his father, mother and brother (Alwin), his beloved wife of 51 years, Mable Ruth Baum, who died in 2001.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie S. Baum (Teresa) of Piedmont, CA; a daughter, Christina D. Baum of Wallingford, CT; and three grandchildren: Taylor H. Baum, Madeline G. Baum and William H. Baum.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service on Saturday, July 2, at 11:00am at Homewood Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be sent to St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Homewood, IL.

Arrangements are being made by Tews Funeral Home in Homewood (708) 798-5300.