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William Thomas Baynard

January 17, 2021


William Thomas Baynard, 76, of Lewes, DE, died Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Phila., PA. Bill was born on Hoopers Island, MD, to the late Rev. Frank and Elizabeth Baynard, nee Rutter. He was a graduate of Smyrna High School.  He had a background in IT; was a voracious reader, sci-fi enthusiast, and solitaire aficionado; and cherished dogs and cats. He "loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." He was predeceased by the love of his life, Adri Bohl.  

He leaves behind his daughter Dawn Lynne Shields and son-in-law Tim Shields; stepdaughter Christina Bohl; stepson Clifford Bohl; grandson Brenden Ryan; brother David Oram Baynard, sister-in-law Donna, and nieces Susie and Brenda; brother Warren Lee Baynard, sister-in-law Deb, and niece Amber; and niece and nephew Jonna and Jamie Bradshaw.

Private services. Arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at  Donations may be made to

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