John Gordon Baugh, IV

John Gordon Baugh, IV

May 19, 1929 - July 28, 2011

John Gordon Baugh, IV

May 19, 1929 - July 28, 2011


John Gordon Baugh IV

Jack Baugh, born John Gordon Baugh IV was born to Virginia Alsop and John Gordon Baugh III on May 19, 1929, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Jack was a gentle, caring man with a strong faith in God. He went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Jack married the love of his life Barbara Ardis Goore on March 26, 1949. He dedicated his life to her. Adventures such as camping, travel, and exploration were a frequent part of their summers and weekends. Jack and Bobbie camped in all 48 of the 50 states and in many provinces in Canada. They also traveled extensively with elderhostels and cruises covering all seven continents.

Education was extremely important to Jack. After obtaining his formal education in the public schools in Philadelphia, he continued his education receiving degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering. A masters and doctorate degrees were also earned in business management.

Jack loved serving the church and served at the national level on various committees. He also loved serving his community. He found true pleasure in acting in various plays in the church as well as with the Footlighters at Regents Point.

Many honors and awards were bestowed upon Jack Baugh throughout his many years of service at Hughes Aircraft. One honor he was truly proud of was designing the landing guidance portion of the Surveyor 1 Spacecraft that helped guide the soft landing of the satellite on the moon. This piece of equipment is now located at Smithsonian Institution National Museum in Washington DC.

Jack Baugh imparted a legacy of love and high standards of excellence. He leaves behind a wife, Bobbie Baugh, two sons, John Gordon Baugh V and Kevin Baugh and his wife Sheila, a daughter, Cheri Baugh Woods, two brothers, Raymond Baugh and his wife Carol, Robert Provette and his wife Verdia, a sister Lynda Provette, four grandchildren, Chenoa Trout, John Gordon Baugh VI, Ariel Baugh, and Kira Baugh, and three great-grandchildren, Brayden, Brynja, and Aundy.

He will be forever missed, and forever in our hearts.

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7 responses to John Gordon Baugh, IV

  1. Scott says:

    Jack commanded a room with his warm smile and personality. He tossed out the “sports” page with which we exchanged “words”. He was a gentle giant, a man of faith….I wish I had known him longer. God Bless his wonderful family.

  2. Peggy Wood says:

    Dear Baugh Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and bless you all. The sorrow all of you feel is well worth the love you knew.
    Peggy Wood

  3. My condolences to the Baugh family. Although I didn’t know Mr. John Baugh, I do know he raised some fine children any father would be proud of. God bless you all.

  4. Ben Blake says:

    Jack was a wonderful contributor on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program.

  5. Dear Bobbie, I was so sorry to learn of Jack’s death. It was a privilege to have served with him on the General Assembly Council and to have met you there too. Jack’s faith is a testament to all who knew him. It will be a heritage to us all.

    Blessings and comfort to you and your family. Donetta

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