Bill Baker

Fort Bragg, California

Sep 4, 1943 – Oct 26, 2019 (Age 76)


September 4, 1943
October 26, 2019
Fort Bragg, California


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Bill Baker was born in Grayling, Michigan, to Margaret and Earl Baker. He grew up in the Dearborn area and attended college at Williams, studying physics, but didn't graduate. He lived in Berkeley, California, for many years, working at Moe's Books, and had a first marriage to Bitsy that ended in...

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what a story and he was your big catch too Annie. May you all enjoys your memories of the man. Sending my love.

I am so sorry for your loss Annie. Bill was such a nice and unique man and I love that he was also a writer. Condolences to your and your family. May his Spirit always be with you and watch over you. -Lisa Marie Brennan

What a privilege to have known Bill. I first him at MCC taking his math class. In the years after that, we would run into each other at various places in town, often at the old North State St Video Store. With his ever present joyful smile and warm greetings it was always a remarkable pleasure. The community has lost a very generous, giving, lovely gentleman, who will be missed, but never forgotten. Thank you, Bill.

Bill was a college roommate at Williams in 1961-63. He was a full-scholarship student, brilliant, witty and kind. I was delighted to reconnect with him just six years ago and enjoyed exchanging emails to learn something about his life and adventures since I last saw him; his postings on Facebook attest to his commitment to community. I mourn his loss and wish we could have met again. My condolences to Annie and his family.

Annie-I am so sorry for your loss! Although I only met Bill a couple of times, the obituary describes a truly wonderful man. I wish you well during this challenging time.

Bill Baker was a close friend. I never saw him in a bad mood and enjoy his sly smile and positive and loving attitude. He played many years on the church softball team and always called me coach there after. He loved his Willy Jeep Pickup truck and always had good stories to share. Such a good friend that will be missed.
Bill Monlux

May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76

Oh Bill! You were the most amazing man! I looked up to you! Your wit! Your intelligence! Your Pipe smoking! Working with you many years ago at Caltrans was a blessing! Meeting your family later and getting to cut their hair, hearing about your fixer in Fort Bragg! I always looked forward to new funny exciting stories!
Scott Bozzoli

Annie, so very sorry for your loss.