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Chester Earl Baker, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1893
Death: Jan. 22, 1980

Retired Printer Dies at 86
Chester Earl Baker, Sr., 86, of 605 Sixth St., Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1980, at his home. He had been in failing health for the past four months.

The son of George A. and Nora (Hoffman) Baker, he was born Dec. 15, 1893, in Huntingdon. He was married to the former Maximilla Heck on May 18, 1921 at 1501 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. L. M. Brady officiating.

His wife survives along with these children: Mrs. Adolph (Vivian) Dealaman, Chambersburg; Mrs. Kenneth (Alberta) Dunlap, Smithfield; Mrs. Rolin (Evelyn) Kelley, Kistler; Mrs. Vincent (Millie) Ragosta, Bellefonte; and Chester E. ("Bud") Baker, Jr., Huntingdon R.D. 2; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

These brothers and sisters also survive: Joseph C. Baker, Charles A. Baker, Mrs. John (Hazel) Endres, and Mrs. Fred (Margaret) Hawkins, all of Huntingdon, and Mrs. John (Cora) Young, Green Valley, Ariz. One brother is deceased.

He was of the Protestant faith.

A veteran of World War I, Mr. Baker served as a corporal in the U.S. Army, Co. F, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. He also served two enlistments in the National Guard of the United States, during which time he fought in the Mexican Border War and was called to serve in World War I. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in 1918.

Baker, who attended public schools in Johnstown and Huntingdon, was a life member of Standing Stone Post 1754, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Most of his life was spent in the Huntingdon area.

A printer, Baker worked on the publication of the Daily Globe and The Evening Journal in Huntingdon and, later, in Altoona for the Labor News. In 1923 he started his own print shop. Three years later, he became an instructor in the printing department at the State Correctional Institution in Huntingdon, where he served for 16 years.

He then purchased, in 1942, Pete the Printer's in Huntingdon and operated that business until 1947 when he returned to the State Correctional system, this time at Camp Hill, to establish a new printing department there. He retired from corrections work Dec. 31, 1955.

Following his retirement in Camp Hill, he went to Juniata College, where he started the print shop there. Later, he served as a job printer for the Joseph F. Biddle Publishing Co., retiring in 1958.

Mr. Baker remained active, writing numerous articles for various publications.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon. The Rev. Edward S. Gobrecht will officiate. Interment will be in Bowman's Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton R.D.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday and Thursday until the hour of service.

It is the request of the family that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntingdon County Unit, American Cancer Society.

The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, January 22, 1980, p2

Family links: 
  George Allison Baker (1860 - 1941)
  Nora A Hoffman Baker (1869 - 1929)
  Maximilla Heck Baker (1901 - 1987)
  Chester Earl Baker (1893 - 1980)
  Hazel E Baker Hoffman Endres (1896 - 1981)*
  George Allison Baker (1899 - 1979)*
  Cora M. Baker Young (1906 - 1996)*
  Charles A Baker (1910 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
CPL Co F 112 Inf 28 Div WWI
Bowmans Chapel Cemetery
Latta Grove
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: lolo1951
Record added: May 02, 2013
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Chester Earl Baker, Sr
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Chester Earl Baker, Sr
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God Bless you for serving in WW1.CPL, Co F, 112 Inf, 28 Division
- Nancy
 Added: Dec. 27, 2014
My grandfather "Pap" - To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. We dearly miss you but so enjoy our memories. You will always be loved greatly and missed deeply. Rest Peacefully.
- Lois
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

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