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Joseph D. (Joe) BAKER

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BAKER, Joseph D. (Joe) age 94, died peacefully during the early morning hours of December 27, 2012, with his devoted and loving wife of 63 wonderful years, Dolores (Hoeper), by his side. Joe was all about his family and knowing what they all were involved in - nothing gave him greater joy. He loved sports and hunting and also participated in golf and bowling leagues. An avid reader, Joe was often seen with a book in his hands and was well versed in the local and national news. He spent many years making lovely woodworking pieces that decorated his home and the homes of his children/grandchildren. Joe was a great dancer and loved dancing with his Dolores. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII from 1944-46 and retired from WPAFB after 38 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Order of Foresters (St. Michael's Court #549). Joe and Dolores raised 9 children - Joan (Paul) Andersen, John (Kathy) Baker, Joe (Wanda) Baker, David (Grace) Baker, Dodie (Rich) Munn, Denny (Bev) Baker, Jim (Elaine) Baker, Donna Baker and Jerry (Joyce) Baker. He is also survived by his 20 grandchildren - Eric (Noon), Tim, Joe, Meggie, Windy, Brian, Lauren, Katie, Rachael, Patrick, Casey, Shelley, Michael, Lauren, Nick, Jessica (Korey), Brennan & Rowan - and his soon-to be great-grandchild, Baby Coates. Joe was a caring brother to his six siblings: Katherine (Ed) Jehn, George (Mary) Baker, Helen (Harry) Ferguson, Ed (Emma Jane) Baker, Mary (Nick) Gough and Rita (Jack) Leininger. Viewing will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2012, from 2-5pm at Tobias Funeral Home (Beavercreek Chapel), 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH (937.427.1361). Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 9:30 am at St. Anthony Church, 830 Bowen Street, Dayton, OH (937.253.9132) with burial immediately following at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, OH. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony Parish or Hospice of Dayton. The Baker family is most grateful for all the prayers, words of encouragement, cards and overall support given to them by their relatives, neighbors, friends, coworkers, medical staff and Hospice of Dayton caregivers. May God bless you and Mom forever and ever. We love you!!

Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 29, 2012
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