Robert C. Baker

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Robert C. Baker

NEWARK: A funeral service for Robert C. Baker will be held at 11am, Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Getreu and Pastor Jeff Camp will officiate. The Licking County Veterans Alliance will present Military Funeral Honors at the funeral service.

Friends and family may call from 5-8pm, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark.

Mr. Baker, age 70, of Newark, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville. He was born July 18, 1944, a son of the late Richard C. Baker and Edith (Craig) Baker, who survives and lives in Canton. Mr. Baker was a combat corpsman in Vietnam, serving in the US Navy. He was stationed at Chu Lai and Da Nang with the 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Division in 1966-67. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1968, he trained as an X-Ray technician at Mansfield General Hospital. For 25 years, Mr. Baker served as the Director of Radiology at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was then Director of Imaging at Wendt-Bristol and manager at Newark Health Imaging. Mr. Baker was an active member of the professional radiologic associations, ASRT, ARRT and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid coin collector. He was a member of St. Pauls' Lutheran Church.

Always family oriented, he enjoyed annual family vacations at Lakewood Campground at Myrtle Beach and most especially treasured time spent at Walt Disney World with his grandsons.

Surviving in addition to his mother, is his wife of 44 years, Beverly J. Baker, whom he married on August 8, 1970; his daughter, Jessica (Jonah) Hersey of Newark; three grandsons, Noah Hersey, Ethan Hersey, Zachary Hersey; a brother-in-law, Larry Mosser of Canton; two sisters-in-law, Ronna Letizia of Grove City, Janice Scott of Mansfield; a special family friend, Abbie Corbett; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Mosser.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project, PO Box 1586, Longview, Texas 75606

The Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark is honored to serve the Baker family, to sign an online guest book, please visit


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Published in the Advocate on Aug. 5, 2014
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