Jacqueline Bayer 1935 - 2016 UTICA - Jacqueline (Baird) Bayer died October 8, 2016, after a long illness. Jackie was born in Rutland, VT, one of eight children born to Alan and Margaret Baird. She was employed with the New York Telephone Company for many years prior to her retirement. Jackie loved to read and was a whiz at crossword puzzles, board games and cards. Jackie volunteered many hours making mittens and hats for needy children. She loved many sports, and later on discovered golf. Jackie played as often as she could and was in many charity tournaments. You could say she was the one holding the family together, always there for anyone, and she was especially there for her mom and sister, Corrine. Jackie is survived by two sons, Jay and Mark Bayer; sisters, Liane (John) Souers, Prescott, AZ, Janis (Ronald) Buchanan, Partlow, VA, Gail Boyer, Fredericksburg, VA, and Ferne Woodmancy, King George, VA; brother, Bruce Baird, Clayville; and sister-in-law, Roseann Baird, Frankfort. She was an aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Jackie was predeceased by parents, Alan and Margaret Baird; brother, Fred Baird; sister, Corrine Baird; and brothers-in-law, Floyd Blakeley, James Woodmancy and Raymond Boyer. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday from 12-2 p.m. at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. Funeral services will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 2:00 p.m. Go find the fairways and greens Jackie and play till your hearts content. We love you. Messages of sympathy at www.nunnandmcgrath.com .
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