Baars, Wim


May 26, 2019


Sunday, May 26, 2019. Wim is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Luisa; children, Jose (Christine) Lugo,Elizabeth (Raymond) Erb, Luis (Nora) Baars; grandchildren, Michelle (Katelin), Roberto, Katelyn, Mary, Anthony, Zoe, Mattheus, Ethan, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wim was an ordained Dominican Priest and served from 1956-1974 in Puerto Rico. He worked as a Psychologist at correctional facilities in Puerto Rico. He also worked as a bilingual school psychologist for the Rochester City School District and a clinical psychologist for the Anthony Jordan Health Center. He was co-owner of MAS Translation Service and was a Rotarian since 2007.

His family will receive friends Thursday, May 30, 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to meet the family Friday, May 31, 9:30 am at St. Kateri at St. Margaret Mary Church for his funeral mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, 445 Kings Highway S., Rochester, NY 14617. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 27, 2019

Wim was a long time member of CORPUS.  He attended the New York Conference in 1991 and the Spain's International Conference in 1993.


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