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Sylvester Z. Baum

June 23, 1926 — February 22, 2024

Carlisle

Sylvester Z. Baum, 97, of Newville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Church of God Home, Carlisle, PA.

He was born June 23, 1926 in Carlisle, son of the late Zoura M. Baum and Ella Ruth Kreider Baum.

After a tenth grade education, Sylvester left school during the perilous times of WWII to work the family farm and help provide for the household.

Many years later his love for agriculture inspired his purchase of a farm near Bloserville where he humbly perfected his calling. Elite livestock owners came from regions beyond Pennsylvania to purchase his beautiful hay. And, as many local farmers of the day, he would supplement his income as a beloved bus driver for Big Spring School District, spanning nearly 30 years.

July 4, 1948, after accepting the Lord, Sylvester joined McClure’s Gap Church of God, which he faithfully loved and served in multiple positions, until recently incapable of attending.

Surviving are his daughter, Linda J Morris (husband, Steven) of Landisburg, sons Ronald S. Baum (wife, Linda K.) of Mifflinburg, and Kenneth E. Baum Sr. (wife, Teresa) of Lorida, Florida; One brother, Marlin Baum of Mechanicsburg, two sisters, Anna Baum Thumma of Carlisle and Beulah Baum Lippert of Carlisle; seven grandchildren, Michael S. Morris, Melissa Morris Dantas, Amanda L Shank, Katherine L. Baum, Eric A. Baum, Kenneth E. Baum Jr., Tyler L. Baum, and step granddaughter Kimberly M. Michael; 13 great-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mila M. Clapper Baum, brothers and sisters: Elizabeth Baum Myers, J. Herbert Baum, Viola Baum, Lois Baum, Ruth Baum Fry, Myrtle Baum Myers, and Donald Baum.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 4, 2024 at Hoffman Funeral & Cremation LTD, 2020 W. Trindle Rd, Carlisle with Rev. Corey Britcher officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024 and also 10:00 AM until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Mission, online or to: PO Box 3041, Harrisburg, PA 17015.

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

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2020 W Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Monday, March 4, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hoffman Funeral & Cremation, Ltd.

2020 W Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hoffman Funeral & Cremation, Ltd.

2020 W Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Burial

Monday, March 4, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens

1921 Ritner Highway, Carlisle, PA 17013

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