Gloria Marie “Sam” Cyr Baertsch

15 years ago

Image    BAERTSCH, Gloria Marie “Sam” Cyr, 62, Hutchinson Island, FL; in Hutchinson Island, FL, July 19, 2009. A memorial celebration of her life is to be held at a later date.


    HUTCHINSON ISLAND, FL – Gloria Marie “Sam” Cyr Baertsch passed from this life July 19, 2009. Cherished wife for 42 years of Paul L. Baertsch, and beloved mother of Aaron Cyr Baertsch, Sam succumbed to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) at her home on Hutchinson Island, Florida.
    Born in Van Buren, Maine on September 1, 1946, she grew up in Fort Fairfield, Maine. She began her journey in art while living in the Minneapolis area. An accomplished artist, world traveler and voracious reader, she touched many souls during her lifetime. She was a member of the Literacy Society, Martin County Library Foundation and Planned Parenthood.
    Sam was preceded in death by her father, Roland W. Cyr, Sr., and her brother, John Mark. In addition to her husband, Paul and son, Aaron, Sam is survived by her mother, Marie L. Cyr, her brothers and sisters, Roland W. Cyr, Jr. (Ruth); Barbara N. Good (Brock); Marjorie A. Adams (Charles); E. Katherine Aron (Ken); J. Kevin Cyr (Melissa) as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and of course, her very large circle of friends.
    A memorial celebration of her life is to be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Florida ALS Assocation; Treasure Coast Hospice; or Martin County Library Foundation.