WILLIAM "BILL" BAKER(1935 - 2014)

Entered this world on May 28, 1935, and departed to meet his maker, Jesus Christ, Feb. 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen (Appleton) Baker; also by his brother, John Baker (Ruth); and sisters-in-law, Stephanie "Cookie" Baker and Betty Appleton; and brother-in-law, Ray Appleton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine Baker; and his brother, George Baker. Friends received 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Athanasius Church on Monday 11 a.m. In almost 79 years, he had a very fulfilling life. He attended and graduated from St. Agnes Grade School and later from North Catholic High School. He served his country by driving a tank in Germany for the US Army. While he was in the army, he became very active in sports and played football for a pickup team. After completion of his army tour, he continued his football experiences playing sandlot football against former NFL great, Johnny Unitas. He played slow-pitch softball in the Post Office League where he was a mail carrier until his retirement.
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

Funeral Home

Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home
3552 California Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2014