Theodore L. Baker, "Ted," 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle was called to heaven on Oct. 20, 2021.
He graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1964. He then started his apprenticeship with plumbers Local 90 and later received his license with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 524. He worked on many notable buildings like the Scranton Federal Courthouse, the Berwick Nuclear Power Plant and the VA hospital where he met his future wife, who was volunteering as a candy striper. He was known to coworkers as the Candyman because he always brought enough sweets and goodies for everyone. He could always be counted on to come to your rescue any time day or night for plumbing emergencies or other problems.
Ted was known for his warm smile. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends especially his best buddy, Tony Losito. He took great pride in sharing the harvest of his garden, his beautiful dinner plate dahlias and landscaping, and his much admired lawn showcasing his perfect diagonal cuts. He was an avid sportsmen and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son Mike and brother Ed, playing in softball and basketball leagues, watching the Phillies and their two World Series titles, the EAGLES and their Super Bowl win over the Pats, and Penn State football. He loved cruising with Marge in his '57 Chevy listening to Elvis on the way to his favorite places including Curly Creme to pick up his ice cream sandwiches, Michael Mootz for chocolate covered strawberries and D's Pierogi.
He was born in Nanticoke to the late Celia and Edward Baker. He was preceded in death by his brothers Edward and Robert and sister Francis. Ted is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marge Baker, daughter Michelle, son Michael and his wife Wendy and their children MJ and Marcus, his sisters Ann Hughes, Sylvia Lasecki and husband Caz and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ted's favorite charity, St Jude's. Honoring Ted's wishes, a private celebration of life will be held at George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.