JOBIT: Baker, Richard G. [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Aug-19


Dear John,

           I have just learned that my very old friend from Grammar School, Dick Baker, ’52 passed away last night (8/19/16) after a long illness. He and his wife, Catherine, were in our wedding party some
59 years ago.

           I do not know the arrangements yet.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Mike, sorry for your loss. I appreciate the “news” for Jasper Jottings.]

Baker, Richard G.  [MC1952 RIP]

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Dear John,

          I did not find an obitutary yet but this is
what I have:

It is with sadness that I report that Dick Baker passed away on Friday Night after a long illness.

The arrangements are as follows:

Monday August 22nd from 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 at
The Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home
321 S Main Street
New City, New York 10956
Phone: 845-634-6110

Tuesday August 23rd 10 AM Mass at:
St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church
36 West Nyack Road
Nanuet, N Y 10954

                      May He Rest In Peace.

                          Mike McEneney

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Good Evening All,

We pray for Mike McEneney’s very old friend, Grammar School classmate and Fellow Jasper, Dick Baker ’52. Mike just learnef that Dick Passed away Friday night, 8/19/16 after a long illness. Dick and his Wife, Catherine, were in Mike and Cathie’s Wedding Party some 59 yrars ago. We pray for Dick, his Wife Catherine and their Family as the Family mourn their loss. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Richard G. Baker

Richard George Baker (Dick), C.P.A., formerly of Nanuet, NY and currently of Tomkins Cove, NY, passed away on August 19th, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born on January 4th, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the son of George Baker and Loretta (Colligan) Baker. He was 85 years old. He attended St. Barnabas Elementary School and Cardinal Hayes High School before graduating from the Manhattan College School of Business in 1952. Dick served in the United States Army in Korea from 1952 to 1954 and was a proud Commander and lifetime member of the VFW Post #3773 in Nanuet, NY. Dick was also a lifetime member of Cardinal McGlosky Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Nanuet II Senior Citizen Club. He retired from U.S. Life in 1996.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Catherine (Guldner) Baker. Catherine and Dick were married on October 23rd, 1954 in Woodlawn, NY. He was the father of Richard Baker Jr., Kathleen Baker (deceased), Theresa (Mark) Ferretti, Mary (Jim) Kelly, Peggy Baker, and Stephen (Jackie) Baker. He was the loving ‘PopPop’ of Mark (Kristin) Ferretti, Michael Ferretti, Laura (Travis) Paukert, Kathleen (Ben) Moss, James Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Robert Geremino, Matthew Baker, John Baker, and McKenna Baker. He was the great grandfather of Madeline Moss, Gabriella Ferretti, and a great grandson expected in February, 2017.

Dick was deeply passionate about his family and friends and adored his time spent with them, especially at their beach home in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Dick was greatly loved by his wife and family and will be deeply missed.

Visiting hours will be Monday, August 22, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday August 23 at St. Anthony’s Church with burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick’s memory to Birthright of Rockland County.

Michael J. Higgins
Funeral Home
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956

Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 21, 201


Baker, Richard G. [MC1952 RIP]

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