LANSING

 

George A. Baker, age 77, of 158 Asbury Rd., Lansing, passed away at home on Sunday, August 8, 2010.

Born January 13, 1933 in Ayer, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Arthur H. and Loretta (Ricard) Baker.  After high school George proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954.  Upon his honorable discharge, George was married to Tsuyuko “Terri” Kuroki.  He and Terri enjoyed nearly 50 years of marriage before she passed away in 1999.  They settled in Orange County, NY, where he and Terri raised four daughters. He was employed for many years with the Yellow Freight Company in Maybrook, NY, retiring in 1996.  George and Terri loved to travel the U.S. in their motor home, welcoming any friends or family that wanted to tag along.  In 2004 George moved to Lansing to be closer to family.  He was a past member of Dryden American Legion Post 1134, was an avid collector of anything wolf related.  George had numerous friends in the area, all whom will miss visiting with him.  A straight forward guy, he always told it like it was.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Terri and his sister, Glenda Patterson.

He is survived by his daughters, Darlene (Glenn) Rick of Lansing, Georgia Jones of Lansing, Cynthia (Joseph) Brainard of Liverpool, NY, Deborah (Richard) Heathwood of Westtown, NY; a brother, David (Marlen) Baker of Ghent, NY; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in George’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790.

A graveside service, officiated by Pastor Jane Sautter, with full Military Honors will be held at 10am on Saturday, August 14, 2010, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lansing, NY.  Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.  www.lansingfuneralhome.com