Ruth T. Baker
Ruth T. Baker, 94, formerly of Emmaus, died January 16, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the widow of Thomas E. Baker. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joan E. Baker. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Edna (Miller) Trump. She worked as a telephone operator for the former Bell Telephone for many years. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Emmaus. Ruth was a member of the Mercantile Club, the Bell Telephone Pioneers, and Emmaus New Comers Club. She was an avid golfer and bowler. She loved to travel, having traveled to China in her 80s. She was a volunteer at Lehigh Valley Hospital for many years. She was very passionate about dogs and children. Survivors:
Son, Thomas B. Baker and wife, Ingrid, of Emmaus; daughter, Barbara, wife of Dennis Hoffman, of Tucson, AZ; sister, Bettie, wife of Donald McLean, of Macungie; granddaughters and spouses, Suzanne and Brian, Cheryl and Bill, Kathy and Eric, Heather and Jason, and Sara and Ian; nine great-grandchildren. Services:
Funeral services, Monday, January 21, 2013, at 11 a.m., in St. Johns Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Viewing 10 to 11 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow in Northwood Cemetery. Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.schantzfh.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049.