Kathleen H. Baird, of 59 E. Main St., passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, shortly after arrival at the Olean General Hospital.
Kathy was born on July 10, 1944 in Cattaraugus and was a daughter of Westley and Helen Gleason Heron. On June 9, 1982, in Bemus Point, she married her husband of 35 years, Benjamin R. Baird, who survives.
Kathy was a 1962 graduate of Cattaraugus High School. She moved to Buffalo where she worked as a secretary. She then went to work as a paralegal for John Gadelle in Jamestown. Kathy married Ben in 1982 and moved to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in 1984, for about 9 years where she worked for Gulf Air as a secretary. They returned to the US to the town of Bethlehem, PA in 1993. In 2003, Kathy and Ben moved to Cuba. She enjoyed cooking and crossword puzzles.
Along with her loving husband, Kathy is survived by; 3 children, Colette H. Colburn of Custer, WA, Erika M. Zollinger of Chesapeake, VA, and Jason L. (Rose) Zollinger of South Dayton; 4 grandchildren, Midori, Olivia, Muriel, and Kieran; 2 great grandchildren; 1 brother, David (Jane) Heron of Livonia; 2 sisters, Judy Heron of Cuba and Laurie Bennett of Sterling, CO; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Genesee Pkwy, Cuba. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button above.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the SPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York.