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Fairport: 1938-2014 Jean Boynton Baker, age 75, died peacefully on June 24, 2014, at home.
She is survived by two brothers, Neil Baker of Lompoc, California, and Bruce Baker of Canandaigua, NY; four nieces, Amy Baker of Portland, Oregon, Catherine Guthrie of Snow Camp, North Carolina, Alice Holley of Canandaigua, NY, Jill Flint of Ventura, California; and one nephew Jonathan Baker of Brondby Strand, Denmark.
Jean was born and raised in Ithaca, New York. After graduation from The College of Wooster in 1960 and completion of graduate work at Cornell University she began her teaching career at Pittsford's Jefferson Road Elementary.
After retirement, Jean spent winters in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, where she dedicated countless hours to the Performing Arts Council & Club Deportivo where she acted as president and provided calendars listing events to newcomers to the community. She was an active member of her community church, translated for the medical team that helped the needy, and provided hundreds of donated prostheses to breast cancer survivors at the women's cancer support group Estoy Con Tigo (I am with you). Each winter Jean left Mexico and traveled to Belize where she was an active participant in research through the Oceanic Society to preserve marine ecosystems. Jean received many awards during the years she spent in San Carlos, however, the one that truly identified what Jean was all about was the Doug Marshall Award in 2012 for her major role in the betterment of the community.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday July 30, 2014 at The Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairport, NY with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pittsford Food Cupboard, 1 Grove St #103A, Pittsford, NY, 14534 or the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation, 125 Red Creek Dr., Rochester, NY 14623, or to the
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on July 27, 2014