Winter Springs, Florida – Mr. Robert L. Baker formerly of West Middlesex, PA passed away at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, FL on Friday December 21, 2012. He was sixty-nine years old.
He was born on April 26, 1943 in Beaver Falls, PA the son of Rev. Robert B. and Esther (Horn) Baker. He leaves behind his wife Nancy Allen of Winter Springs, FL; daughter Janet O'Connor and her husband Michael of Longwood, FL; his son LCDR Mark Baker and his wife Lori of Jacksonville, FL, children of Karen A. (Lininger) Baker whom he married on May 14, 1966 and died on November 9, 1998. His sister Sherryl Stonebraker and her husband Ernest live in Stow, MA.
Mr. Baker worked for Strimbu Trucking in Brookfield for over thirty-five years before retiring as the Vice President of Safety. He was active in his community and was a member of the Youngstown Traffic Club, Mercer County Blind Association and had been active in fundraising for Man in Mirror Ministries while living in Florida. He also enjoyed being a member of the Shenango Valley Choral since 1972, the Psalters Quartet, and riding motorcycles especially his Goldwing. Nothing brought him more pleasure than spending time with his grandchildren, Stephen, John and Karen O'Connor and Madison and Makenzie Baker, cheering at their sporting events or relaxing in the swimming pool.
Calling hours will be held for family and friends on Friday evening December 28, 2012 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Madasz Chapel of Lane Family Funeral Homes at 6923 Warren-Sharon Road in Brookfield, OH 44403.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning beginning at 10:00AM with the Rev. Patrick Ewing officiating. Burial will follow at Morefield Cemetery in Hermitage.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Pennsylvania Association for the Blind 555 Gettysburg Pike, Suite A300 - Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, Man in the Mirror Ministries,
180 Wilshire Blvd. Casselberry, FL 32707 or to the American Heart Association.
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