John Baginski – In Memoriam

We are approaching the one-year anniversary of John Baginski’s death.  In May, John would have been 81 years old.

During his lifetime, John Baginski was a soldier, an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, a corrections officer at Sing Sing Prison (admired and respected for his motivation and encouragement toward prisoners), a dog trainer, and the author of Johnny’s Angels.

John was a friend to everyone.  He cooked large pots of food for the Gardiner Reformed Church’s monthly supper.  He loved to entertain people with stories and jokes.

In the 25 years I knew John, I never saw him angry.  Nor did I ever hear him say an unkind word about anyone. His only fault was that he did not know how to say no.

He was dependable, generous, and kind.

I am privileged to have called John Baginski my good friend.  He is sorely missed by those of us who loved him.

— Christine Arenella


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