Seymour Baida


On Aug. 1, Seymour Baida of Pikesville at 95. He is survived by children Abbe (Joseph) Distelburger and Andrew Baida (Cynthia Spell); grandchildren Eric Distelburger (Tamara Bendahan), Sarah (Ashley) Baida, Betsy (Yadeedya) Mellman and Samuel Baida-Spell; great-grandchildren Milo Baida, Lyla Distelburger, Levi Mellman and Finnian Baida; sister-in-law Lillian Shore; cousins Margot Zipper and Susan Teller; and nieces Nina Shore, Sharon (Mark) Twersky and Randi Barenholtz. He was predeceased by wife Marlyn Baida (née Berkenfeld); siblings Irving Shore and Hannah (Royal) Leff; and parents Sadie and Harry Schmulowitz. He was a good man who was kind, thoughtful, and generous to others. He was often the smartest person in the room and always the most humble and modest. He loved being with his family, listening to opera, speaking and reading Italian, visiting Florence (17 times), playing bridge, watching the Orioles and Ravens and worrying about the people he loved. He never stopped missing his wife , Marlyn, and cherished the life he shared with her for more than 64 years until his last breath.

Contributions may be sent to Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville, MD 21208 or The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, 101 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201.

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