|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1907|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1946|
New York, USA
THE NEWS, APRIL 10, 1946
GERALD LEO BAKER, dies in Naval Hospital at 39
Well-known local man had been in Okinawa campaign, Seaman First Class Gerald Leo Baker, well-known resident of Frederick, where he operated the Frederick Recreation Center before entering the Navy, died at the Naval Hospital at Sampson, N.Y., on Tuesday, realatives were notified today. He was 39 years of age.
Seaman 1/c Baker had been a patient at the hospital for some weeks after returning to this country from the Pacific theater of operations in December. He had been ill, it is understood, but word of his death came as a shock.
S1/c Baker was a son of Mrs May Keedy Baker, and the late Chester G. Baker, of Frederick. He was a graduate of Frederick High School, where he was prominently identified with athletics, playing on the baseball team. He was later associated with his father in the operation of the Baker coal yard until he assumed management and operation of the Frederick Recreation Center bowling alleys at 148 North Market Street in 1933.
Baker wa inducted into the Navy in March 1944, and was in the Pacific theater from January to December 1945, participating in the Okinawa campaign, amoung others. He was a member of Centennial Memorial United Brethren Church, and the Frederick Aerie No. 1067, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He is survived by his mother, his wife, Mrs Lorraine Cubitt Baker, this city; one son, Ronald Cubitt Baker, McDonough School, near Baltimore; one brother, Glenn K. Baker, Frederick; two sisters, Mrs Francis Crutchley, and Mrs Benjamin Tritapoe, both of Frederick.
The body will be brought to Frederick and time of funeral will be announced later. M.R. Etchison and on, funeral directors.
THE NEWS, NO DATE
GERALD LEO BAKER, Frederick, died at the Naval Hospital in Sampson, N.Y. on April 9, 1946 of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Baker was born January 31, 1907 in Keedysville, Washington County, Md. He was the son of late Chester G. and May Keedy Baker. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lorraine C. Baker.
The funeral took place from the home of his mother at 111 East Seventh Street, Frederick. Interment was in the Frederick Memorial Park, Frederick, Md.
Chester G Baker (1881 - 1942)
Mae K Baker (1888 - 1980)
K Lorraine Baker (1908 - 1970)*
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Created by: Cari Aiken
Record added: Sep 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76971231
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