George Franklin Baty, 80, of Weston, Ohio passed away March 25, 2020. George was born on December 11, 1939 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey to Joseph and Ann Cardozo Baty. He was the oldest of three boys.
George grew up in Ohio and raised his family there.
As a young man, George was a Ham radio operator and an avid Boy Scout. He loved the outdoors, especially bicycling, canoeing and camping. He even made his own canoe in his youth. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, George married Mary Louise Heuer in Napoleon, Ohio in 1961. They promptly moved to East Lansing, Michigan where George attended Michigan State University in pursuit of a graduate degree in Chemistry. While there, they had their first child, Barbara in 1963. They moved to Buffalo, NY where he worked at Bell Aerosystems. In 1966, they gave birth to their second child Michael, “Mike”. George moved his growing family to his hometown of Weston, Ohio to work with his father at Cresset Chemical Company. The following year (1969), they gave birth to their second daughter Ann Marie. He continued to grow Cresset to be the successful business it is today and retired as CEO. His marriage to Mary Lou ended in 1985 and he married Karen (Walker) McKenney on July 24, 1987.
Always active and interested in new things, he was a member of several clubs professionally and personally. George was an American Concrete Institute Fellow along with other Concrete Industry Institutes including PCI and MPCA. He was a member the Elk’s Club, Toastmasters, the Bowling Green Curling Club, and CSI along with volunteering with Jr. Achievement. Politics intrigued him and was always eager to talk about current events; he liked it so much, that in the seventies, he served on the Weston City Council. George’s other hobbies included photography, traveling, curling and puzzles. George had a sweet tooth and his favorite treat was chocolate chip cookies followed by brownies, with and without nuts. He ate them chewy or crunchy, but preferred chewy and no matter how full he was, there was always room for a cookie. He had a dry sense of humor and loved puns. He had many sayings. One of his favorites was “get yourself a pencil and draw yourself up a chair”.
George is survived by: Brother, J. Bruce Baty: Children: Barbara (George) Spieth of Fort Meade, FL; Michael Baty of Grand Rapids, OH; Ann Marie (Robert) Jackson of Colorado Springs, CO; Grandchildren: Joseph “Joey” and daughter Mya; Bradley Tipton and daughter Natalie; Adam, Jennifer, Erin and Zachary Baty; Extended family: Kristin (Garry) Monkman and their children Claire and Ryan; Lauren (William) Cedoz and their children Corey Smidi, Jeremiah, Andrew, and Bailey Cedoz;.
George was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years Karen Baty, brother Ralph Baty and grandson David J. Tipton.
Services to be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial Contributions in George’s honor may be gifted to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, or the National MS Society
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