George Baker(1938 - 2013)

George Baker

Poughkeepsie - George Baker, 74, a lifelong area resident, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie.

Born in Kingston on November 5, 1938, he was the son of the late George H. Baker Sr. and Dorothea Brown Baker.

He proudly served in the United States Navy.

Mr. Baker was a farmer on various farms in Ulster County.

George enjoyed reading and loved to paint.

On July 4, 1976 in Poughkeepsie, he married the former Tiny Wilhelm. Mrs. Baker survives at home.

He is also survived by his many friends and neighbors at Interfaith Towers in Poughkeepsie.

In keeping with George's wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held from 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday, January 26th at the Interfaith Towers Community Room, 66 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 20, 2013