Thomas W. Baker

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Thomas William Baker, 83, of Taneytown, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at home.

Born June 15, 1930, in Linwood, he was the son of the late Raymond W. and Grace E. Rodkey Baker. He was the husband of Betty Marie Staup Baker, who died in 2007.

He retired after more than 30 years as a logger with VanHessen Logging Company in Taneytown. He also enjoyed dairy and cattle farming for many years.

He was a member of Emmanuel (Baust) United Church of Christ in Tyrone.

Surviving are son Allison "Butch" Baker and wife Kay, of Thurmont; daughters Victoria Baker, of Taneytown, and Kathlyn Holt and husband Charles, of Fairfield, Pa.; granddaughters Tanya Donato and Kim McGlaughlin; a step-grandson, Michael Harris; and a great-grandson, Troy Allan Donato.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Ronald Baker.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jeffry Dull officiating. Interment will follow in Emmauel (Baust) U.C.C. Cemetery in Tyrone.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 8, 2013
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