BROOKLINE - Warner Luther Baker, 79, a resident of Brookline and Northport, Fla., passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2013.
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He was born on July 1, 1934, in Springfield, Mass., and was the son of the late Rutherford and Beulah (Stimpson) Baker. Warner graduated from Pepperell High School in 1952 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.
His career was a tool and die engineer. He was the owner of several businesses, Bur-Bak Machine Shop and S & S Injection Moulding, he was also employed at Hitcheners and for many years at Hy-Ten Tool & Die.
Warner is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia (Sherwin) Baker. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Gordon N. Baker of Weare. He is survived by three daughters and a daughter-in-law and their families, Bonnie and Daniel McInnis of Northborough, Mass., Linda and Richard Griffing of Greenfield and Patricia and John Pickard of Brookline, and daughter-in-law Mary Ann Baker of Weare. He is survived by 10 grandchildren, Brian Dore of Fort Hood, Texas, Tiffany Carrier of Weare, Ashley and Rachel Griffing, Meghan and Robyn McInnis, Tyler and Jacob Pickard, Trevor Haggarty of Weare and David Baker of Conway. He is also survived by two siblings, Howard Baker of Worcester, Mass., and Mary Begley of Westfield, Mass.; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Marion Sherwin of Hollis, Pamela and Steve King of Merrimack; several nieces and nephews; and two great grandchildren.
Warner had a number of interests: a passion for speed, racing dwarf cars and watching NASCAR, golfing (both real and online), deer hunting, camping with his family, watching his three grandsons race dirt bikes and the Little League World Series. He was an avid puzzler, enjoying both crosswords and Sudoku. He loved to take pictures and create slide shows on his computer of his family, friends and places visited. He was a dedicated New England Patriots and Boston Bruins fan.
services: The family extends an invitation to calling hours and a celebration of life on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall on 55 Leighton St., Pepperell, Mass. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Warner's memory to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack 03054.
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 25, 2013