BACA, SR., John Joseph, slipped peacefully into final rest at home on March 15, 2013. John, soon to be 94, was born July 7, 1919 in Glenham, NY but grew up in Beacon, NY. He moved down to Spring Hill, FL with his wife, the woman he so loved. John is survived by his loving family, wife of 61 years: Dolores T. Baca; his son: John J. Baca, Jr.; two granddaughters: Kira Joy & Leah Noelle Baca of Highland, NY along with an abundance of loving nieces, nephews and friends he has accumulated during his life time. John was an amazing man, husband, father & friend who, during WW II served in CBI (China, Burma, India). There he was with the Flying Tigers and returned decorated to the woman he married. John's noticeable presence will be missed so very much by so very many. Visitation for John will be held from 5-8pm at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel with a service at 7pm. His final resting place will be back in Beacon, NY.
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Published in TBO.com on Mar. 20, 2013