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Dr. Louis Baker Jr.

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Dr. Louis Baker Jr. Obituary
Age 86 of Romeoville, IL formerly of Downers Grove, IL passed away February 28, 2014 after a battle with lung cancer. He was born in Chicago, IL to his late parents Louis Sr. and Mildred Baker. Dr. Baker attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering and his PH.D. in Chemistry in 1953. He was married to and is survived by his wife of 62 years Ruth Baker; sons Louis III (the late Maria), Lawrence (Mary Anne), Scott and Wayne (Rebecca Crawley) Baker also his grandchildren Jennifer, Lauren and Amanda. Dr. Baker worked at Argonne National Laboratories for 37 years until his retirement in 1994. Dr. Baker was the 1973 recipient of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award which is bestowed annually by the US Dept. of Energy in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, and/or engineering achievements related to the broad missions of the US Department of Energy. Dr. Baker served as the National Secretary for the American Nuclear Society for which he was a life member as well as a life member of the American Chemical Society. A memorial visitation will be held on April 26, 2014 at Anderson Memorial Home, 21131 W. Renwick Rd. in Crest Hill 60403 In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Rush-Copley Hospital Foundation benefiting the Rush-Copley Cancer Institute ( info at (
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 7, 2014
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