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February 11, 2014

William H. “Candy” Baker, 80, Danville

— DANVILLE — William H. “Candy” Baker, 80, of Danville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Grandview Health Homes.

He was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Catawissa, a son of the late Clarence and Helen Ashton.

William worked for more than 15 years at Geisinger Medical Center in the housekeeping department. After his retirement from Geisinger, he worked as a custodian at Shiloh United Church of Christ, Danville, for the last 15 years.

William was a member of Shiloh United Church of Christ.

An avid football fan, he never missed a Danville High School football game. He also enjoyed following Penn State and Eagles football and was one of their biggest fans.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Vicki Baker, of Danville; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Mark Smith, of Lewisburg; 13 grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Baker, of Milton; one sister, Genevieve Szili, of Conshohocken; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Keefer, and one brother, Richard Baker.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville, followed by the funeral at 11 with his pastor, the Rev. Mary Schmootzer, officiating.

The family will provide flowers. Contributions in William’s memory may be made to Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville, PA 17821.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Brady Funeral Home, Danville. Send online condolences to BradyFuneralHome.com.

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