|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1913|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2002|
FELTON--Robert W. Baker, of Felton, died Thursday, July 4, 2002 in his home. He was 89.
Mr. Baker was born February 8, 1913, the son of the late Samuel Richard Baker and Marie Bagley Baker of Elgin, Illinois.
He was graduated from Elgin Academy in 1931 and completed five years of a cooperative course at Antioch College.
In 1936 he began his career at Baker's Chocolate Factory in Milton, Massachusetts. He joined the Yankee Division National Guard from which he was inducted into active service during World War II.
He served as intelligence officer for the 212th Field Artillery of the Seventy-Sixth Armored Division under General Patton's command.
Captain Baker fought in a hand-to-hand battle and was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster and the EAME Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Service Stars.
After the war he returned to Walter Baker Company and rejoined the Yankee Division in Boston.
He served 34 years and was retired at Lt. Colonel.
Mr. Baker was a world traveler. He was an enthusiastic member of the Kent County Amature Radio Club. Mr. Baker was a 52 year member of the American Chemical Association. He supported all veterans causes, especially Eastern Veteran's Association, paralyzed veterans, blinded veterans, and homeless veterans.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin sister, Ruby Gretchen Marie Wagner.
He leaves a wife of 53 years, Dorothea Alexandra Paulson Baker, three sons, Richard Paulson Baker, David Robert Baker, Jeffrey William Baker, all from Felton, and a daughter Susan Alexandra Baker Porter and a son-in-law Ronald William Porter of Greer, SC.
Barratts Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Victoria Williams
Record added: Aug 31, 2008
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