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Glenn Baker

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Glenn E. Baker WEST HOOSICK- Glenn Edward Baker, 47 of West Hoosick passed away at home on November 13, 2010 after a brave struggle with leukemia surrounded by his loving family and friends.Glenn grew up in the small community of West Hoosick among many extended family and neighborhood friends. He graduated from HFCS in 1981 and after college enlisted in the Army's 101st airborne division in Fort Campbell, KY where he served two years. Upon completing his service, he returned home to join the family business, Baker's Nurseries. He became the 4th generation Baker to dedicate his career to the family business. He excelled in his craft of landscape design and brought many new innovations to the family business. He loved working with others and built up many friendships during his career at the nursery. In March of 2003 he was one of the first units to be called to service during the Kuwait War, where he served on the medical evacuation team in Kuwait City. He was serving under the Scotia Glenville 109th division of the Air National Guard. He brought home many stories of the heartache of war on human lives. After his safe return, he married the love of his life, Fawn Whitman, and together with her two beautiful children, Saige and Dylan, established their family in West Hoosick. They were blessed with a son, Edward J. Baker soon after. Glenn served with the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad, was a lifetime member of the West Hoosick Baptist Church, loved singing and playing his guitar and keyboard and was an excellent musician, writing his own music and lyrics. He was an avid reader and loved the outdoors, camping, hiking and gardening. He especially loved traveling with family and his best buddy, Uncle Scott. His favorite destinations were New Mexico and Maine. He, along with his wife Fawn established the Giggle Squirts Daycare Center, which is attached to their home. He especially enjoyed spending time with the kids watching them learn, grow and mature. Survivors include his beloved wife Fawn, his four children Edward Baker, Dylan and Saige Nuzzo, Lacy Bailey of Manchester, VT., parents Donald and Paula Baker, sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Ken Begin, grandparents Paul and Janette Moseley all of West Hoosick along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday November 18th at 11 a.m. in the West Hoosick Baptist Church. Inurnment with military honors will follow in the West Hoosick Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to the church for a visitation hour starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Donations in Glenn's memory can be given to the West Hoosick Baptist Church, Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad or the Leukemia Society of America. Arrangements under the guidance of the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home of Hoosick Falls. He was a lover of life, dreamer of dreams, a spirit of extraordinary proportion; an exceptional husband, father, son and brother. We shall miss his intelligence, his compassion, his wit and sarcasm, his smile, his laugh, his embrace and most of all his beautiful spirit. Farewell Glenn, until one day.

Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 17, 2010
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