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“Ernie's and my thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family, Diane, at this sad time. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Brockett - Wilmington, DE

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Diane and family at this difficult time. Sad to hear of Penn's passing. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Donna McNemar - Lewes, DE

“Love Endures Forever... our heartfelt sympathy to a wonderful man. Will miss you Penn! ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Karen & Dominick D'Eramo - DE

“Diane, so sorry for your loss. 40 years later I still look at sea gulls and hear Penn say....Look at all those ducks! Love to you and your family. ...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Bradway - Salem, NJ

“We are all so sad to learn of Penn's passing. ....May our Father in Heaven send his holy spirit to comfort and strengthen the Baldwin family.....Bill...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: William Baldwin - Wilmington, DE

“Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Baldwin Family. RIP Penn! I love you Melissa! With Love, Joanie Isken ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Isken - Wilmington, DE

“I'll always remember the good times we had together. My condolences to Diane and all the family. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Marshall - Newark, DE

“My heart goes out to Diane and family. Penn was an outstanding person. Peace to all who will miss his gentle smile. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Lee Carey-Anderson - Bradenton, FL

“My heart goes out to Diane and family. Penn was an outstanding person. Peace to all who will miss his gentle smile. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lee Carey-Anderson - Bradenton, FL

“I'm so very sorry to hear of Penn's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Diane and family at this sad time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers....Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Maureen McMillin - Newark DE, DE

“Even though we continue on with our own lives after school, there is always a sadness when we hear of classmates and neighborhood friends passing,...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Marcie Oddo - Harbeson, DE

“Very sad to hear of your passing Penn You were a mentor to me in the early days of my career . you taught me tons of stuff that made me a better...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Thomas Weaver - MIDDLETOWN, DE

“To Diane and Pen's entire family our sincerest condoles. Pen was truly a very fine person. We will long remember the many holiday celebrations with ...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara & Henry Alisa & family - DE


Robert "Penn" Baldwin passed away at the age of 60 on Monday, August 21, 2017, at Christiana Hospital with his family by his side. Penn was born in June of 1957, to Jane Hollingsworth and the late Robert Baldwin Sr. He grew up and resided in the Centreville, Delaware area his entire life.

Penn was extremely mechanically inclined and worked as a Foreman at Honda East Yamaha for over 20 years. He specialized in transmission repairs and rebuilds. While working at Honda East Yamaha, some of his proudest projects was to build custom motorcycles specialized for accommodating physically handicapped individuals. He also worked at Endo Pharmaceuticals in facilities management for over 6 years. More recently, he owned and operated a lawn care business that serviced clients in the New Castle County area.

Penn was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to take motorcycle rides with his wife, Diane and his two daughters, Jen and Melissa. Penn found extreme joy in recreational water activities including boating and riding jet skis with his family. Penn loved to go to the beach and frequented the family's beach house in Bethany as part of their annual summer vacation. Penn really enjoyed cooking, grilling, and always prepared excellent dishes for family and friends to enjoy. He also enjoyed gardening and growing vegetables.

Penn will be remembered as a person with a hard exterior, but a soft heart. He would do anything to help people in need. Penn is survived by his loving wife, Diane Baldwin of Centreville, daughter Jennifer Coverdale and son-in law Ben Coverdale both of Harrington, daughter Melissa Baldwin and fiancé Justin Fenimore both of Hartly and his mother, Jane Szymanski of Hockessin. In addition, he is survived by many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth J. Mathewson of Hockessin.

A visitation will take place on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 1:00 – 2:00PM followed by a service at 2pm from the Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware 19707.