Donald R. Baker, 83 of Bath, NY died Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Donald R. Baker, 83 of Bath, NY died Sunday, April 20, 2014. Born May 20, 1930 in East Aurora, NY to James H. and Mildred M. Baker. After 43 years of service with NYSEG, Don retired in 1991. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Era, he was life member and chaplain of the Marine Corps League, Raider Detachment. He held board positions with Corning Crossroads, Three Rivers Development Corp., Campbell Central School, Corning Hospital, Founders Pavilion and Corning Bank & Trust Co. He was active in the East Aurora Kiwanis, American Legion Post 362 and Rotary Clubs in Corning and Sullivan Co., NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Nancy (Almeter) of Bath, children, Margaret of Arkport, NY, Michael of Fairview, NC, Patrick of Glenwood Springs, CO, Mary Pengelley of West Palm Beach, FL, Kathleen Starkey of Manitou Springs, CO and Dennis of Lakeside, CA, daughter-in-law, Deborah of Painted Post, NY, 16 grandchildren, sister, Janet Schonblom of Penfield, NY, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Timothy, and siblings, Elizabeth Bellinger, Eleanor Wokasien, James, Raymond and Roger. Visitation will be held Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 am at his church, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Campbell, NY, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Burial with military honors will be held in Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.fagansfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, Don requested donations be made to the Marine Corps League Scholarship Fund @ National Headquarters, PO Box 3070, Merrifield, VA 22116-3070. Masses are welcome.