FARMINGDALE - Frederick Thomas Baird Jr., 90, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Maine Veterans' Home in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Dec. 29, 1919, the son of Frederick Thomas Baird Sr. and Ruth (Hight) Baird. \r\r\n\r\r\nFred graduated from Bangor High School in 1937. He went on to attend Colby College and graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1941. \r\r\nHe enlisted and served with the Marine Corps during World War II. Following his retirement from the Reserves, he was employed as a marine biologist by the state of Maine until retiring for the second time. After his employment with the state, Fred and his wife, Catherine, worked for International Telephone & Telegraph for the next 10 years, where they redeveloped the King and Bartlett Camps near Eustis into a trout fishing lodge for the company. \r\r\n\r\r\nFred was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed fishing and gardening alongside his wife of 64 years. His hobbies, as well as hers, also included training and raising Labrador retrievers. They had raised many dogs over the years, including their most recent best friend, Maggie O'Toole. \r\r\nFred was predeceased by his wife, Kay, earlier this year on March 6; along with a brother, James; and a sister, Harriet. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe is survived by a brother, Bernard Baird, of Lewiston; a sister, Jean Hazelton, of Rye, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews, including Tom Hazelton and his wife, Catherine, of Newington, N.H. \r\r\n\r\r\nRelatives and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St., Augusta. Fred and his wife, Catherine, will be buried together in Evergreen Cemetery in Milo at a later date. \r\r\n\r\r\nFor those who wish, donations in Fred's memory may be made to Guiding Eyes For The Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. \r\r\n\r\r\nCondolences to the family may be expressed at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.