|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1922|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2006|
New York, USA
Son of Richard and Nellie [Bolton] Baker
WWII Enlistment Date: 14 Jul 1944
Richard Baker &Sons Lumber business opened commercially
in 1945. Bernard's father, Richard Baker, operated the sawmill in the 1930s for his
private use until brothers Francis, Bernard, and Leonard became owners. Over the years, the facilities were expanded to grow into its present size approximately 5000
square feet of area under roof, on 25 acres used for milling activities.
Bernard H. Baker
Post-Star | Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:00 am |
WARRENSBURG - Bernard H. Baker Sr., 83, of Schroon River Road, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in the same home he was born in, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 5, 1922, in Warrensburg, he was the son of the late Richard and Nellie (Bolton) Baker. Bernie was a lifelong resident of the area. In his youth, he attended a one-room schoolhouse before graduating from Warrensburg High School. He worked with his father and brothers with the family business before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1944. He saw combat at the Battle of the Bulge in the European Theater of Operations and was part of the unit that transported the Lipizzan stallions to Switzerland. Following his honorable discharge, Bernie returned to Warrensburg to join his father and brothers at Richard Baker & Sons Lumber on the Schroon River Road. The mill has been in operation since 1937. Bernie was an active member of the Haskell Bros. Post 4821 VFW in Warrensburg, as well as a member of the Adirondack Lumbermen's Association and the North Eastern Lumbermen's Association. Raising Herefords on his farm was his most passionate pastime. His farm was at one time one of the largest Hereford farms in Warren County. Besides his parents, his brother, Francis Baker, also predeceased him.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Edith "Edie" (Hamblin) Baker of Warrensburg; his children, his brother, Leonard Baker and his wife, Ruth, of Warrensburg; his sister, Betty Evans of Warrensburg; eight grandchildren: ; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Bernie's family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Alexander-Baker Funeral Home, 3809 Main St., Warrensburg. Members of the VFW will gather for a service at 7 p.m. during the visitation. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with James A. Baker Sr. officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Warrensburg Cemetery.
Richard M Baker (1892 - 1981)
Nellie Gale Bolton Baker (1897 - 1935)
Edith D. Hamblin Baker (1935 - 2011)*
Francis Richard Baker (1920 - 1980)*
Bernard H. Baker (1922 - 2006)
New York, USA
Created by: grannynes
Record added: May 27, 2011
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