Henry W. “Hank” Baker

Henry W. “Hank” Baker of Granville passed away peacefully after a short illness on Jan. 19, 2009 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Henry was born on Aug. 19, 1929 in Hartford, N.Y. He was the son of William and Beatrice (Begor) Baker.

Henry was raised on the family farm on Baker Road in Hartford. He was drafted in to the Army at age 21 and sent to Fort Hood in Texas for training. For two years he served in Germany during the Korean War. He returned home in 1953 to marry the love of his life, Dorothy (Hoyt) Baker. They lived in Granville until the time of his death. Over the years he had been employed for a time by Telescope Casual Furniture, several area quarries and then at Chase Bag in Hudson Falls for 28 years. In his retirement years he provided lawn care for several residences in the area.

Henry loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He and Dorothy enjoyed taking day trips in Vermont. He found peace and enjoyment mowing his lawn on his tractor.

He was predeceased by his parents, his daughter, Kathy J. (Baker) Casey of Granville and a daughter-in-law Sandra L. (Parker) Baker as well as several aunts and uncles.

Survivors are his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy J (Hoyt) Baker, his three children, William “Bill” Baker and his wife Helene of Victory Mills, Richard Baker and his wife Julie of Hudson Falls, and Clarence “Chip” Baker and his wife Jodie of Granville. Also a brother, Dennis Baker and his wife Marge of Hartford, and 11 grandchildren: Heather Carter, Billy Baker, Buffy Williams, Ricky Baker, Amber Merrill, Logan Baker, Dyana Baker, Matt Baker, Mindy Baker, Cody Baker and Jesse Baker as well as 19 great grandchildren.

In keeping with Hank’s wishes he will be cremated and there will be no calling hours.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church Street, Granville with the Rev. Thomas Zelker presiding. Following the funeral there was a family gathering at the North Granville Community Center at 1:30 for family and friends to call.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 158, Granville, NY 12832.

Comments

comments

Tags: , ,

About Manchester Newspapers

View all posts by Manchester Newspapers

518 Wheels – 12/14/17

518 Wheels 12-11-17.pdf-web.pdf

Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

tractor

By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers […]

Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

flat iron

By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron […]

Resident, village battle over sewage spill

sewage

By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled […]

Kitten-thrower pleads guilty

kitten

By Krystle S. Morey Justice has been served on behalf of a small orange kitten that was thrown out of […]

Northshire Freepress – 12/08/17

Northshire_12_8_17.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 12/08/17

FreePress_12_8_17.pdf-web.pdf

Weekender – 12/08/17

Weekender 12_8_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 12/08/17

Lakes_12_8_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 12/07/17

518 Wheels 12-4-17.pdf-web.pdf

Toys train delivers smiles

Toys for Tots train whitehall

By Matthew Saari Nearly 300 children had their Christmas brightened more than a little Sunday morning when the 2017 Marine […]

County to buy 3 village properties

Church Street bridge

By Krystle S. Morey Washington County will purchase three properties in the village of Granville that officials say will provide […]