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Michael Joseph Baker


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Michael Joseph Baker Obituary
Michael Joseph Baker, age 87, of Inverness, FL, died unexpectedly on April 4, 2016 while under the care of Shands at UF, Gainesville.
Michael was born September 5, 1928 in Latrobe, PA to the late Paul and Elizabeth (Majgar) Baker. On May 2, 1949, he married Patricia Stouffer, with whom he shared 67 wonderful years of marriage until her passing on January 20, 2016. Michael and his wife moved to Citrus County 30 years ago from Monaca, PA. A Catholic by faith, he was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Michael was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #3992, Inverness. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering in the garage. Michael was extremely handy, saw the value in everything he owned and could fix anything. He will be remembered as a loving caring father and grandfather.
Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his passing are his son: Jay Baker of Monaca, PA; daughters: Donna Marcinak of Inverness, FL and Michele (John) Garland of Mastic, NY. He is also survived by one sister, Pauline Byers of Latrobe, PA; seven grandchildren: Jason, Stacy, Megan, Jennie, Sheena, Mindy and Lizzy; six great-grandchildren: Logan, Lydia, Julian, Jaden, Lucas and Peter; and his loving Welsh Corgi, Bindi. Michael was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to UF Health Shands Burn Center, 1600 SW Archer Road, Room 7209, Gainesville, FL 32610. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 10, 2016
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