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Lillian Baida
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Friday, March 27, 2020
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Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
P.O. Box 5028
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028
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Hemophilia Association Of New York
131 West 33rd Street
Suite 11D
New York, NY 10001
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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
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The Family of Lillian Baida
Mar 31, 2020 7:01 AM

We welcome you to share your memories with us and with those who visit here.

Michael Friedman
Mar 25, 2020 07:50 PM

So sorry for your loss. Finding comfort in this time of isolation cannot be easy.

Shelley Kartman Sarsfield
Mar 25, 2020 08:11 PM

I met Mrs. Baida when her son Peter and I were attending summer school in order to join the Class of ‘68 at Park School. What a lovely lady! I will always remember her kindness toward me and her lovingkindness toward her dear son.

R Rabbi David E. Herman Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation
Mar 25, 2020 10:12 PM

Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation regrets the passing of Lillian Baida, beloved wife of the late Erwin Baida, mother of the late Peter and sister in law to our friend Margot Zipper and the late Dr. Norman Zipper, mother in law to Diane and grandmother to Edward. She was a great lady of class and dignity. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

North Oaks Retirement Community
Mar 25, 2020 10:23 PM

On behalf of the North Oaks Community we express our sincere condolences on the passing of resident Lillian Baida.

We extend our sympathy to the entire family.

Covenant Guild, Inc.
Mar 26, 2020 09:18 AM

Covenant Guild deeply regrets the passing of Lillian Baida, sister-in-law of our member Margot Zipper. We extend our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Janet Steinberg
Mar 26, 2020 03:04 PM

So very sorry for your loss.

Rhoda Sternberg Brown
Mar 27, 2020 10:23 AM

I remember Mrs Baida when we lived on Ludgate Rd. What a place All families were friendly and cared for each other My memory of lovely Mrs Baida was how she so lovingly cared for her son Peter. Sending my deepest sympathy

Zippy Larson
Mar 27, 2020 12:10 PM

How extraordinary to read about someone who knew about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City.  I received a call from the Museum of Industry, asking me to write a narrative about the fire for an exhibit at the museum and I did the research through all the channels I knew about.  I would love to have talked to your dear Mom. Her memories would have added pizzaz to the narrative I wrote.  Her father's unionizing of workers after the fire is fascinating to a historian like me.  What a lucky lady she was, to carry that monumental story through her life.  It made history.  Her children must be so very proud. 

Steven Senk
Mar 27, 2020 02:53 PM

Lilian was a wonderful woman. The story that comes to mind is one she told me. When meeting Erwin's family for the first time she was nervous. The first person she met was my Mom Helene Senk. My Mom said if Erwin loves you we love you! The were fast friends from that day forward!
Love and condolences to her family.
Steve Senk

Phillip Schimberg Gilchrist Volunteer
Mar 27, 2020 04:11 PM

I’m saddened by her passing and extend sympathy to her family.

Steve Snyder
Mar 27, 2020 05:55 PM

I have many fond memories of Lilian from when I became friends with Peter. They lived on Ludgate Avenue. Then the move to Stonehenge Circle, and then North Oaks.
There was always a welcome for Peter's friends. There was food and conversation. Lil and Erwin talked to us as though we were their friends, and that became the truth.
She lives, and will live, in my memory.

Cindy Spell
Mar 28, 2020 12:51 PM

The family of Lillian Baida wishes to express their upmost appreciation for the team of caregivers who cared for Lil during the last 8 years of her life, and allowed her to live her final days at home with dignity. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Kathy, Karen, Carol, Lucy and Florence. Many thanks also to the staff and volunteers at Gilchrist Hospice Care, and particularly her nurse, Anne Marie. We will be forever grateful to all of you.

Deborah Dopkin
Mar 29, 2020 02:15 PM

When I met Mrs. Baida, she was advanced in age, but gracious and dignified and lovely in every way. I know she had the love and respect of a caring family, and I am sure her memory will be for a blessing.


Lillian Baida

Lillian Baida (nee Berger) of Pikesville, MD passed away March 25, 2020 at the age of 91. Lillian was born and grew up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.  She married her husband, Erwin Baida, in New York City on April 4, 1948, and they then moved to Baltimore to work in the family’s business, Baida Kosher Catering.
She devoted most of the early years of their marriage assisting with the catering business, but more importantly caring for their son, Peter, who required frequent hospitalizations due to hemophilia.  Later in life, she and her husband enjoyed traveling.  They also loved the theatre and traveled to many places to attend theater festivals and Shakespearean productions.  She also loved musical theatre, especially Stephen Sondheim.  And she enjoyed attending classes at CCBC and other places.
Lillian was a staunch advocate for civil rights and social justice, having been greatly influenced by her father’s work as an organizer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. She was a loving wife, an extraordinary mother, a doting grandmother, a devoted daughter, and a wonderful aunt and friend. She was tremendously proud of her late son, Peter, who ultimately went on to graduate from Harvard University with highest honors.
Lillian is survived by her grandson, Edward Baida; daughter-in-law, Diane Cole;and sister-in-law, Margot Zipper (late Dr. Norman Zipper), and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Erwin Baida; son, Peter Baida; and two brothers, Morris Berger and Louis (Toby) Berger. 

Funeral services are private.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Hemophilia Association Of New York, 131 West 33rd Street, Suite 11D, New York, NY 10001, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028 , or The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201 (please designate Peter Baida Memorial Fund).

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