SENECA FALLS | Eugene C. Baldwin, 85, of 11 Prospect St., passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Huntington Living Center, Waterloo. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Inc., 32 State St., Seneca Falls, with the Rev. Phil Tennies officiating. Kindly consider contributions to the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River Road, Waterloo, NY 13165. Though we are all sad to say goodbye and see him go, we remain confident and joyful in the fact that his life has started anew. Free from suffering and illness, he is now restored to the consummate, accomplished pharmacist he was for over 50 years. No doubt, â€œDoc Baldwinâ€? (as many called him) is once again in his white pharmacy coat with his mortar and pestle in hand. He, as a graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy, was one of the finest in his field. He worked far and wide in area pharmacies, including opening the original Seneca Falls hospital pharmacy. In his free time, Gene loved and was devoted to boating and spent countless hours working or playing on the RxIVFun. In the 1960s, he actively participated in the Seneca Falls Aqua Festivals and the Seneca Power Squadron. When not on the boat, he devoted his time to another passion, thoroughbred racing. Whether it was at the track or OTB, this was one of his greatest pleasures. One of his most admirable qualities was his devotion to his wife and children. He worked tirelessly to provide us with a beautiful home, security and stability. All of us thank you for that! So now, we are sure he is sitting on his beloved RxIVFun with bourbon in hand. He is anchored in the middle of Cayuga Lake, in a thunderstorm, no doubt. He said he felt closest to God, on his boat, in a storm. Gene is not alone, though. No, with him are the old gang, Vinnie, Johnny, Al and the rest; all enjoying a 'colorful' game of pinochle. Surely, he missed those Wednesday night games! Yes, though he has passed on, he will always live in our hearts and minds and we will always remember him as the true gentleman he was. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon Leonard; three children, Ed (Mariam) Leonard and Elaine Bennett, both of Seneca Falls and William Leonard (Marc Gregg), of Orlando, Fla. and grandchildren, Matthew Bennett, of Savannah, Ga. and Phillip Bennett, of Seneca Falls.