SOUTH PARIS — Robert W. “Bob” Baker, 91, of Perkins Township died early Saturday at the Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris. He was born July 10, 1927, in Fayette, son of David and Stella (Lane) Baker, and on June 22, 1945, married Patricia M. Mitchell. She passed in 1999. Mr. Baker served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946, and reenlisted in 1951 during the Korean conflict, and served until 1961. He loved the Navy and traveling to all of the different ports of call.

When he was a younger man, he worked driving truck. In 1944, prior to his service and after, he worked at G.H. Bass as a hand sewer, and traveled teaching others the craft, retiring after 22 years of hand stitching and working as a machinist in the stitching room. After his retirement, he worked at a local shoe shop in Phillips for two years, and later at Weld Wood Products for a couple of years. He loved his home in Alder Brook, gardening, cutting wood and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Randee, of Old Orchard Beach; son, Gary Baker, and his wife, Nancy, of Wilton; sister, Jackie Austin; three grandsons: Samuel Clemens and his wife, Kathy, of Las Vegas; Travis Baker and his wife, Shelly, of Wilton; and Corey Baker and his wife, Patricia, of Oquossoc; granddaughter, Bett Hardy, and her husband, Tim, of Farmington; five great-grandsons: Taylor and Chad Clemens, Cole Baker and Jackson and Benjamin Hardy. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard; sisters Mary Louise Gabbert and Beverly Macomber; infant sister, Marion; and son-in-law, Gordon.

Bob’s family would like to give a special thank-you to the Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris for the excellent care by its staff since December of 2016.

Condolences and memories may be shared with his family on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Robert W. Baker

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