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James H. Baker

Holmes, New York - James Henry Baker, of Dover Plains, NY, formally Alexandria, VA, died suddenly, on Saturday May 11, 2013 at his home. He was 61 years old.

James was born on August 21, 1951 in Mahopac, NY, to the late Theodore S. and Marcia (Ludington) Baker.

James was a 1969 graduate of Pawling High School, a member of The Holmes United Methodist Church, The American Legion, and VFW Post 5444. He was employed as an electrical supervisor with the US Department of Defense in Alexandria, VA, before retiring in 2010.

He was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army from 1971- 77.

James married the love of his life Susan Ann Moore on May 26, 1990 at Holmes United Methodist Church, Holmes, NY. Susan predeceased him on December 30, 2009. Their plans to spend their retirement on the road in their motor home were not to be.

Jim was an animal lover, landscaper, mechanic and a fixer upper who enjoyed drag racing at the Dover Drag Strip in his youth. He treasured spending time at the beach and ocean fishing, but most of all Uncle Jimmy will be remembered for his never ending patience, and his love and devotion to his family and friends.

James is survived by his seven siblings; Charles T. Baker and his wife Noresta of Fort Plain, NY, David G. Baker and his late wife Nancy, of Chesapeake, VA, Caroline M. Williams and her husband Randolph of Dover Plains, NY, John S. Baker of Holmes, NY, and his fiancée Doris Chiappetta, Amy Baker- Maile and her husband Tyler of Holmes, NY, Glenn D. Baker of Holmes, NY and Arthur B. Baker and his wife Victoria of Dover Plains, NY and his aunt, May Ludington of Holmes, NY. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him.

A Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday June 1st, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Holmes United Methodist Church, 41 Holmes Rd, Holmes, NY. Interment with military honors will follow at the Maple Avenue Cemetery, Patterson, NY

Family will receive friends at the Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Patterson, NY (845)-878-3161. On Friday, May 31st, from 6 - 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in James' memory may be made to Holmes United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, Holmes, NY 12531 Or the VFW Post 5444, 3422 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on May 19, 2013
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