The Daily Item
MILTON — Richard H. “Dick” Baker, 79, formerly of 29 Prospect Ave., passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Milton Nursing and Rehab Center where he had resided for the past five years.
He was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Watsontown, a son of the late Curtis W. and Emma M. (Haines) Baker.
Dick was a 1953 graduate of Watsontown High School. He served honorably in the Army.
He retired from Chef Boy-Ar-dees, Milton after 41 years of service.
He was a life member of the Clyde F. Mowrer American Legion Post 323, Watsontown and the Loyal Order of the Moose 171, Milton. A member of the Union County Beagle Club, he enjoyed raising beagles for which he achieved several state records.
Dick was an avid bowler, fisherman, and hunter.
Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Charles C. and Sherry Baker, of Milton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Patsy J. and James Smith, of Watsontown and Sandra E. Minnich, of King of Prussia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, William, James and Walter Baker; and two sisters, Eileen Bly and Mary Ann Moore.
Services will be held privately.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Watsontown Cemetery.
The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com