Robert Ray Baker

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Robert Ray Baker

December 02, 2018

Robert Ray Baker Robert Ray Baker, 88, of Franklin, N.J., died after a short illness at his home on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.
Born to Ray Richard and Ethel Marie Baker in Milton, Pa., he had lived in Lake Stockholm, N.J., Oak Ridge, N.J., and Milton, Pa., before moving back to Franklin in June, 2017.

Robert served with the 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, N.J. for 29 years, retiring in 1980.
He was a member of the William J. Hocking American Legion Post 91, Wharton, N.J., and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the "40&8" Society.
Robert was an avid Mets, Giants and Jets fan as well as following NASCAR. He enjoyed reading history and doing puzzle books.

He was the devoted father of John Baker and his wife, Jannette and Barbara Baker, all of Franklin, Daniel Baker and his wife, Anita of Middle Village, N.Y., Kenneth Baker of Stockholm, N.J., Susan Baker of Sparta, N.J., and Russell Baker of Hawley, Pa.; cherished by 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and the dear brother of Mary Nephew of Lewisburg, Pa.
Robert was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce Barbara Baker in 1985; his second wife, Elizabeth Gertrude Baker in 1999; and six brothers and one sister.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
Interment will follow in St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, Jefferson Township, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860, would be appreciated.

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Published on December 3, 2018
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