George Q. Baron

Mr. George Q. Baron, age 87, of Devendorf Street, Mohawk, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, September 19, 2022, at Little Falls Hospital, with the love and support of his family at his bedside.

George was born on June 25, 1935, in Middletown, CT, son of the late Quentin and Caroline (Helenek) Baron, and graduated from Mohawk High School.  He was a 1957 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a BS in Civil Engineering.  George was united in marriage with Paula D. Baylis on June 28, 1958, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Mohawk. They shared a blessed union of 59 years until the passing of Mrs. Baron on Nov. 25, 2017.  George had a long career as a civil engineer, and he played a central role in the construction of many local commercial, healthcare, and educational projects.

He enjoyed polka music and dancing with his late wife.  He loved his sports teams and was a lifelong fan of the NY Rangers, NY Giants, and the NY Mets.  He especially enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.  He coached Little League baseball in Mohawk for many years.  George was an avid hunter and enjoyed outdoor activities.

Survivors include his children, Audrey Dunning, Esq. and husband David of Ilion and George L. Baron and wife Michelle of Mohawk; grandchildren, Jeffrey Buddenhagen, Jr. and wife Amie, George R. Baron, James M. Baron, and wife Kelly and Steven A. Baron and wife Kassandra; great-grandchildren, Brianna Vergnetti, Jeffrey  Buddenhagen, III, Isabelle Buddenhagen, and Lilly Baron; his siblings, William Baron and wife Mary, Charles Baron and wife Patricia, Susanne Baron, Robert Baron, and wife Deborah and Kathleen Lannon and husband Michael; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Andrew J. Baron, who passed away in 1992.  Additionally, by his sister, Caroline Adams, and by a brother, John Baron, along with Aiden Charles Baron and Benjamin Quentin Baron, his great-grandchildren.

Visitation will take place at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, from 5-8 pm.  Mr. Baron’s funeral will commence at 11 am on Friday, September 23th, from MVFC where prayer will be offered, and at 12 pm in Blessed Sacrament Church, Mohawk, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Leo Potvin and assisted by Sister Mary Jo Tallman.  Procession will follow to Mohawk Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.

The family would like to thank Bob and Naomi Harvey for their many years of kindness (and cooking) for both George and Paula, also the staff at Little Falls Hospital for their care and compassion during George’s final days.  To add to his online memorial, please visit