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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Dawn Baldwin

Dawn Baldwin, 62, loving mother, wife and grandmother passed away peacefully and comfortably surrounded by her family that loved her very much on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Dawn was the owner and director of the Dance Magic Studios in Hammonton, N.J. for 40 years. Over that time, she taught tap, jazz and ballet to two generations of the area’s children.

Dawn was originally from North Babylon, N.Y. where she discovered her passion for dance at June Claire Studios studying with Lynda Gasche.

She came to Atlantic City in 1980 when she was cast in The Brighton Hotel Casino production of “Hello Broadway.”

She married her husband, Dwight Baldwin, in 1982. In that same year they opened the Dance Magic Dance Studio.

Outside of her passion for dance, Dawn dedicated her time to charity and her community. Dawn choreographed the Hammonton High School musical for the past 30 years. She organized the Hammonton Christmas tree lighting. She was Vice President of the Hammonton Cancer Foundation where she helped organize many fundraising events. She also served on the Hammonton School Board.

Dawn is predeceased by her father, John Alex and mother, Carol “Bo” Rueger. She is survived by her husband, Dwight; two sons, Max (Waldy) and Alex (Megan); a granddaughter, Hayleigh; and her brother, Scott Alex.

The family would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love for Dawn.

Family and friends attended her visitation on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. 3rd Street, Hammonton, N.J.

In addition, there will be a celebration of Dawn’s life held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 starting at 7 p.m. at the Hammonton High School Performing Arts Center, 566 Old Forks Rd., Hammonton, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hammonton Cancer Foundation PO Box 1066 Hammonton, NJ 08037.

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Arrangements made by the Marinella Funeral Home.


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