Vernon "Paul" Baker
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OLEAN - Vernon "Paul" Baker, of 325 N. 12th St., passed away Wednesday (June 20, 2018) at Buffalo General Hospital, after a brief illness, in the loving presence of his family.

Born July 24, 1951, in Warsaw, he was the son of Vernon "Red" and Gladys Frazier Baker. He was formerly married to Ella Pierce, who predeceased him. He then met and formed a long and loving relationship with Judy McNeil, who survives. Together they were raising Khrystal McNeil and Niklous Jerenko.

Paul loved being outdoors and enjoyed working many years as one of the caretakers at Allegany Cemetery. He was always lending a helping hand to others and did so with a smile. His family could always count on him for many things, including transporting them to any necessary events and appointments.

Surviving besides his longtime companion Judy, are his mother of Salamanca; his "kids," Khrystal and Niklous; a daughter, Paula Baker of Salamanca; several grandchildren; Judy's five children whom he loved as his own; one brother, Dennis (Linda) Frazier of Sandusky; five sisters, Darlene (Burt) Carpenter of Salamanca, Cynthia Nugent of Borger, Texas, Deborah (James) Scott of Franklinville, Katherine (John) Smith of Salamanca and Marcia (Rex) Bartlett of Franklinville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two infant children, Victoria and Michael Baker.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday (June 25, 2018) at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Services will begin at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.

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Published in Olean Times Herald on Jun. 22, 2018.
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June 23, 2018
May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76
June 22, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss I have known Paul for years we grew up together. Paul was a loving and kind guy he was very funny guy and would do any thing for people. his whole family were like family may he rest in peace
Bonnie (Scott) Filer
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