BAKER, Robert H. 61, Clearwater, died on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in Tampa. Bob was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Streator, IL, the son of James R. and Helen Patrick Baker. He was a 1966 graduate of Dwight Township High School and continued his education at Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL. He was employed for many years with the Nielsen Media Research Company in Dunedin where he was an administrative assistant in operations. He was also the organist for St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Tampa. He was a talented and gifted musician, playing both the organ and piano. He was a very active volunteer at the Tampa Theater and played the Mighty Wurlitzer before many movies and at special events. He was also very active in the Central Florida Theater Organ Society and served on their Board of Directors. Bob is survived by a brother, James P. Baker of Springfield, IL; a sister (twin) Barbara Baker Chapin of Quincy, IL; a nephew, John Andrew Baker of Springfield, IL; a niece, Kathryn Milliman of Springfield, IL; 5 great-nephews and one great-niece. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 11 am, on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602. Refreshments will follow the memorial service at the theatre. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be given to the Central Florida Theater Organ Society or the Tampa Theater, in care of the Tampa Theatre. The Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Clearwater is in charge of arrangements. 727-562-2070
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 12, 2009