90 passed away March 23, 2012. His wife and the love of his life, Phyllis, preceded him in death.
The pride and joys of his life, his children survive him; Dr. Neil J. Baker (Bea Dixon), Dr. Sandra DeSimone, Peter DeSimone, Barbara Griffin, Steven Griffin; and his grandchildren, David (Mari) Baker, Eric Baker, and Matthew Griffin.
Bert's most important accomplishment was serving his country in the United States Army as Sergeant with the 29th Evacuation Hospital during WWII.
Special thanks to his cousins Mike and Sam Mantel and Dick Friedland for their enduring love and support.
The family wishes to thank Senior Home Companions for years of excellent, compassionate service. In particular his special "adopted daughter," Jennifer Calwell for her amazing love and care giving and the special bond she shared with Bert. Special thanks to Cheryl Tyler, Rae Jo Fox, Melody Ambrose, and St. Vincent Hospice for their loving care of our father.
Donations in memory of Bert can be made to Starr Ranch Sanctuary at http://www.starr-ranch.org. Click on support Starr Ranch.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Cremation Society of Indiana and Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory .