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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue St, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Rudolph Charles Baker III

November 18, 1928October 5, 2019
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On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Rudolph, also known as Rudy, Daddy, Pawpaw, Buddy, and Uncle Buddy, entered God’s Kingdom to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Doris, who was already waiting for him. He was aged 90 years. During his life, he had four children, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Reggio Baker, their daughter, Raynette Baker, and one grandchild, Kyle Keeling. He is survived by his daughters, Dolores Landry (Glenn), Cynthia Keeling (the late Brian), and son, Rudolph Baker (Sheila). Also survived by his grandchildren, Brad Landry, Michael Mills (Grace), Holly Landry, Krista Mannion (Michael), Beau Landry (Erica), and nine great-grandchildren. Born in New Orleans, he is the son of the late Rudolph Baker, Jr. and the late Isabelle Soulant. He is the brother of the late Dolores Baker, Thomas Baker, Alfred Baker, and surviving siblings, Joyce Paretti, John Baker, and Henry Baker. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Beverly Landry, and by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Rudy joined the US Navy at age 17. He served as Chief Hospital Corpsman during his 24 years of service, where he fought in the Korean War and Vietnam War. Upon Retiring from the Navy, he and his family settled in St. Bernard Parish. He worked and retired from Murphy Oil Refinery. Buddy was a member and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Rommel Council. He was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, of Violet, Louisiana. His family would like to thank all of the staff at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home where he resided and was cared for, for the last 6 years. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue Street, in Chalmette, LA, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A mass will be held in his memory at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, October 10, 2019

Memories

Rudolph Charles Baker III

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GRACE URBAN

October 10, 2019

Baker Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Rudy was such a fun person. We remember him from Our Lady of Lourdes and Knights of Columbus Rummel Council. There were so many good times that we enjoyed with the group from the Council.
Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
May all your wonderful memories overshadow the grief that you are experiencing at this time.

Urban Family - Grace, Donna, Donald, Jr. and Jodi.

Brian Walters

October 10, 2019

Very nice man and a great person to be around. He was also was a genuine person, and a big lost in this world. He now will grace the heavens and live on, in his eternal new world....with his wife..happily. 😥😥.

Margaret Weems

October 9, 2019

Mr Rudy was so sweet. I danced with Mr Rudy on sept 26 at the monthly birthday party at the VA. He insisted on getting up out of his chair and kept telling me that he had me and don’t worry. I am a volunteer and my 94 yr old dad is there as well. I will always cherish this special moment with him. May you Rest In Peace Mr Rudy.

Kathy Bruce

October 9, 2019

I’m so sad to hear of Mr. Rudy’s passing, my sister ( Lorinda) and I enjoyed visiting with him the three years our dad was at the Southeast War Veterans Home. He was such a kind person and always gave us a kiss like we were family. They don’t make gentlemen like Mr. Rudy anymore. May God comfort his family at their time of loss.

Loretta Webre

October 8, 2019

Rudy was one of the sweetest Veterans that I had the pleasure of serving when I worked at the Veterans Home. Prayers for peace for his family, as he is laid to rest.

Maria Merchan Blanchard

October 7, 2019

He was a very nice man that will be missed.
My prayers and condolences to you, his family.

Elaine Landry

October 7, 2019

Uncle buddy was always so nice and fun to be around. We will sure miss his talks.

Mandy Brady

October 7, 2019

RIP Uncle Buddy.

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