Ronald K. Baker Sr.April 20,2013Ronald K. Baker Sr.
SPRINGFIELD — Ronald K. Baker Sr., 78, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Springfield Hospital.
He was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Danby, the son of Kenneth and Esther (Harrington) Baker. He attended schools in Springfield, and graduated from Springfield High School.
He served in the Vermont National Guard for many years.
On April 19, 1952, he married Marion Lilley in Salem, N.Y. She predeceased him in 2012.
He was employed as a maintenance supervisor at Idlenot Dairy in North Springfield for more than 25 years. Following his retirement from Idlenot, he worked for many years with the Springfield Housing Authority, working until just recently.
He was a member of the North Springfield Baptist Church.
He enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald K. Baker Jr. of Bethel and Bruce Baker of Bellows Falls; a daughter, Karen Beardsley of Springfield; a sister, Carol Koledo of Springfield; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a son Kim Baker, and by a sister Berniece Robinson Fettinger.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the North Springfield Baptist Church. The Rev. George Keeler, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Family Center, 365 Summer St., Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
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