|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2007|
Lt. Col. David T. "Rev" Baker 49, of Oro Valley, Arizona passed gently into the loving arms of our Lord, early Tuesday morning, March 6th at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kathleen, daughter Vanessa; mother Beverly, brother Brian, Dr. & Mrs. Peter Pusateri and family. Visitation: Thursday, 15 March. 5 PM - 8 PM. Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. (602) 944-1561 Funeral Mass: Friday, 16 March. 10:00 a.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church, 330 W. Coral Gables Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85023. (602) 863-9953 Military Graveside Service: Friday, 16 March. Immediately following the Mass at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024. (602) 513-3243 A loving family man, David (Rev) adored his wife and daughter, cherished his mother, was devoted to his in-laws and was an especially doting and loving uncle. He was an amazing friend to many, dedicated to his faith and his country. He was a true patriot who served with valor for 24 years as a United States Air Force officer, F-15 fighter pilot and flight instructor. Dave was a graduate of Cortez High School in 1975 and ASU in 1982. His passion for politics, haunted houses, Santa Claus, golf and his wit and sense of humor will be missed. "Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do." Dave's family would like to extend their heart felt thanks and appreciation to all the members of the US Air Force family who have continuously and passionately supported Dave and his family through the years. Very special thanks which cannot be put into words are gratefully extended to Dave's colleagues at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Donations in his name may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Rd. Oro Valley, AZ 85742. God Speed David.
Published in the Tucson on 3/14/2007.
Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
Record added: Mar 16, 2007
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