Baker Jr., James J.
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James J. Baker Jr. of Walton, NY formerly of Pearl River, NY died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. He was 82.
Jim was the owner manager of Jim's Sunoco in Nanuet, NY from 1956 to 1983 before moving to Ft. Pierce, FL working and retiring from St. Lucie Co. School bus garage, finally retiring in 1997 and moving to Walton, NY in 2001.
Jim was born August 19, 1931 in Fort Montgomery, NY to James J. and Elizabeth Baker.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.Jim lived in Pearl River for 33 years and in Walton, NY for the past 13 years.
Locally, he was a member of the Pearl River Hook and Ladder Company # 1 for 51 years and an ex-Captain. He was a commissioner for Trout Creek Fire and EMS and an 11 year member.
He is survived by his children, Donald and Virginia Arterburn of Pearl River, Mary and Chris Schaible of No. Ft. Myers, FL. Dwain and Ellen Arterburn of Summerdale, AL, Diane Keller of Palm Bay, FL, Kelly and Douglas Kennedy of Pearl River, Debra and Richard Glielmi of Pearl River; brother, Michael Baker and sister-in-law Helene of Lake George, NY; brother-in-law, Don Decker of Fort Pierce, FL and fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife, Virginia Baker (2011), former wife, Mary Baker (2009), sister, Elizabeth Baker Decker and brother, Mickey Baker.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00am Friday at St. Margaret's R. C. Church, Pearl River. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, NY. Visiting is Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc. A firematic service will be held at 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorials donations may be sent to www.fisherhouse.org or Trout Creek Fire and EMS, Trout Creek, NY.
Funeral Home Inc.
100 Franklin Ave.
Pearl River, NY 10965
Published in the lohud.com on Feb. 18, 2014