ROBERT H. BAKER SR. (1923 - 2014)

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Robert H. Baker, Sr., 91, of Lawrenceville, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Robert was born May 9, 1923, in Tioga, a son of Frederick and Lila (Shelman) Baker. He was married to Thelma (Thorpe) Baker.
Robert was a security guard for Corning Glass before his retirement. He attended the Millerton Wesleyan Church, was a member of the Lions Club, volunteered for the Republican Party – especially Matt Baker, and gave a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
Robert is survived by his wife, Thelma; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert H. Jr. and Beverly Baker of Dover, Pa., Peter J. and Dayna Baker of Lawrenceville; a daughter, Sheila Brotherton of Pamona, Mo.; two step-daughters, Gloria J. Wheeler of Lawrenceville, Roberta and Bob Powers of Rome, N.Y.; a step-daughter-in-law, Betty May of Lawrenceville; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Norma Baker of Lawrenceville; a sister, Polly Davis of Arizona; 20 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by a step-son, Dave May in 1997, sons-in-law, Duane Wheeler in 2009, Jesse Brotherton in 2011; grandchild, Sam Brotherton in 1993; former wives, Marjorie Shutter and Dortha Baker.
ROBERT H. BAKER, SR.
Robert H. Baker, Sr., 91, of Lawrenceville, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Robert was born May 9, 1923, in Tioga, a son of Frederick and Lila (Shelman) Baker. He was married to Thelma (Thorpe) Baker.
Robert was a security guard for Corning Glass before his retirement. He attended the Millerton Wesleyan Church, was a member of the Lions Club, volunteered for the Republican Party – especially Matt Baker, and gave a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
Robert is survived by his wife, Thelma; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert H. Jr. and Beverly Baker of Dover, Pa., Peter J. and Dayna Baker of Lawrenceville; a daughter, Sheila Brotherton of Pamona, Mo.; two step-daughters, Gloria J. Wheeler of Lawrenceville, Roberta and Bob Powers of Rome, N.Y.; a step-daughter-in-law, Betty May of Lawrenceville; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Norma Baker of Lawrenceville; a sister, Polly Davis of Arizona; 20 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by a step-son, Dave May in 1997, sons-in-law, Duane Wheeler in 2009, Jesse Brotherton in 2011; grandchild, Sam Brotherton in 1993; former wives, Marjorie Shutter and Dortha Baker.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Buckeit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield and Wednesday, May 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Rte. 328, Millerton. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at 4 p.m., at the church with Pastor Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Guardian Home Care, 10 West Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com
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Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel
637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933
570-662-8888
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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from May 24 to June 2, 2014
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