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Forester Calvin "Cal" Baker, 85, of Fort Thomas passed away on September 21, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Fort Thomas, Ky. He was a self-employed electrical engineer with Baker Electronics; he also worked at Avco in Cincinnati and for the Defense Department, and received U.S. patents for his design work. He was a graduate of Dixie Heights High School in Crestview Hills, Ky and the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering. He was a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps for several years following World War II and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Baker had a strong interest in the pipe organ, particularly in the electrical and mechanical end of it. He was self-taught at playing the instrument. He was preceded in death by daughter Nancy Ann Baker. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Elaine Stegner Baker, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April. He is also survived by his sons Ken Baker of Fort Thomas, Ky. and Barry Baker of Cincinnati, Ohio, his sisters Evelyn Baker of Greenville, S.C. and Martha Pellillo of Villa Hills, Ky. Burial has taken place at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky. A public memorial service will take place at New Beginning Evangelical Presbyterian Church (3830 Narrows Road, Erlanger, Ky.) on November 3rd at 11:00 AM. Online condolences can be given at www.dmefuneral.com.
Dobbling,Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home serving the family.
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012