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1 Main Street
Franklin, NJ 07416
Phone: (973) 827-7050
Fax: (973) 827-9193
Robert Baker

Robert Ray Baker

Sunday, September 14th, 1930 - Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Franklin, NJ: Robert Ray Baker, 88 years old, died after a lengthy illness at his home on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Born to Ray Richard and Ethel Marie Baker in Milton, PA, he had lived in Lake Stockholm, NJ, Oak Ridge, NJ and Milton, PA before moving back to Franklin, NJ in June, 2017.

Robert served with the United States Army during the Korean War, where he spent some service time in Greenland. Upon being discharged, he worked as a mechanic for Ford Motor Company in Mahwah, NJ for 29 years retiring in 1980. He was a member of the William J. Hocking American Legion Post # 91 in Wharton, NJ and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Robert was an avid Mets, Giants and Jets fan as well as following NASCAR. He enjoyed reading history and doing puzzle books.

Robert is predeceased by his first wife, Joyce Barbara Baker(1985) and his second wife, Elizabeth Gertrude Baker(1999) and 6 brothers and a sister and is the devoted father of John Baker and his wife, Jannette of Franklin, NJ, Barbara Baker of Franklin, NJ, Daniel Baker and his wife, Anita of Middle Village, NY, Kenneth Baker of Stockholm, NJ, Susan Baker of Sparta, NJ and Russell Baker of Hawley, PA. Cherished by 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary Nephew of Lewisburg, PA.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral service at the funeral home on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, Jefferson Twp., NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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  • Service

    Friday, December 7th, 2018 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, December 7th, 2018 11:00am
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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    Officiant
    Rev James Capoe
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery
    Address
    5635 Berkshire Valley Road
    OAK RIDGE, NJ 07438
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Susan Smyth

Posted at 04:04pm
Dear Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family find peace in the happy memories your father shared with you. You are in my thoughts! Hugs!
PG

Pauline Gaughran

Posted at 11:13am
Susan,

My friend, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. May God give you the strength during this difficult time. Just remember, your dad will always be watching over you. My prayers and love.
RG

Renee Gaughran

Posted at 10:42am
Susan,

So sorry for the loss of you dad. Death is never an easy thing, especially with a parents. May God welcome him into his kingdom and send peace and love to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

xoxox

Renee
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Home on leave in Milton, PA
El Paso Texas
Bob as a Legionnaire
On Leave
Celebrating Christmas with my wife
Family
Some of the kids
The kids decorating the trees