Christian Baldwin

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Christian Gardner Baldwin died unexpectedly on Feb. 26, 2017, in Gainesville, Fla. He was 42.

Christian enjoyed a lifelong connection to the Vineyard, beginning with his early years; then, for the past two years, he lived on the Vineyard to care for his grandmother, Elizabeth Gardner.

He was a dedicated member of the Offshore Ale Co. kitchen staff, and later worked at Fella’s in Vineyard Haven, taking pride in his work and enjoying the artistry of meal preparation. Prior to moving back to the Island, he resided on Long Island and in New York City, and was a diehard Yankees fan.

Just before his death, he was in the process of starting a new chapter of his life in the Gainesville region, where he had spent his formative years.

Christian will be missed by his family. Both his parents predeceased him. His father, Gardner Baldwin, lived on the Vineyard for several years before his death in 2011, and his grandmother, Elizabeth Gardner, lives at Windemere.