DALLAS — Dr. Arthur Gerard Baker, of Dallas and formerly of New Hartford, N.Y., passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. He was 94.
Dr. Baker was born in 1919 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a public health officer and public policy pioneer.
His wife of 65 years, Theresa, and daughter, Ellen, an attorney in upstate New York, preceded him in death.
He is survived by five children, Tannette, Kingston, Margaret and her spouse, Robert Lewis, Huntsville, Paul and his spouse, Catherine Rigsby, Durham, N.C., Stephen and his spouse, Eileen Keller, Olympia, Wash., and Florence and her spouse, Michael Lee, Spruce Head, Maine; and seven grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service, officiated by the Rev. Judy Walker and the Rev. Earl Roberts, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. Visiting hours will begin at noon at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Friends Service Committee or a
Arrangements are by Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.