Roy K. Baker, Jr., 82

R oy K. Baker Jr., 82, a lifelong resident of Mountain Street in Whitehall, passed quietly with his family at home Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.

Born on April 19,1929, in Whitehall, he was the son of Roy K. and Katherine Rowan Baker of Whitehall.

Roy graduated from Whitehall High School where he excelled in basketball and track. He attended Plattsburgh State College where he also played basketball. He served proudly in the U.S. Air Force, stationed both stateside and overseas, and was a member of Post 83 of the American Legion in Whitehall. He was also a member of the Whitehall Knights of Columbus.

Roy worked many years as a fireman and qualified engineer on the Delaware and Hudson Railroad in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Later he retired from the NY State Department of Corrections after 33 years of faithful service. Roy spent the best years of retirement as a snowbird, spending the winters in his vacation home in Cape Coral, FL.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Elizabeth Mallard Baker. He is also survived by his brother, Col. John E. Baker and wife Luella, of Stafford VA. Other survivors include his son, Roy III and wife Sandy, of Whitehall; grandson Thomas and granddaughter Caitlin; special cousins John and Ann Keys and Darlene Keys, and several nieces and nephews. Sadie, his faithful dog will miss him greatly.

No calling hours are scheduled.

A memorial mass will be conducted at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec.17, 2011 at 10:00 am with Rev. Michael Flannery, Pastor, officiating.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions in Roy’s memory be directed to Washington County Hospice, 415 Lower Main, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 and Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 9 Wheeler Avenue, Whitehall, New York 12887

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jillson Funeral Home. Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, New York 12887.

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