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Martin Funeral Home East

1460 George Dieter Drive, El Paso, TX

OBITUARY

Mack H. Baker

September 12, 1928June 14, 2020

Mack Harrington Baker, loving son, husband, father and grandfather, died June 14, 2020, age 91, Resident of El Paso, TX. He was a retired First Sargent from the United States Army, member of the Elks Lodge, Vista Hills Country Club, and Rio Norte Retirement Community. He is preceded in death by his wife Fritzie Baker and daughter Cheryl Anguiano. Survivors: Daughters: Gail Esmay (Michael Esmay), Kara Baker (Justin McHugh), Grandchildren: Stephanie Halldorson (Jeff Halldorson), Christopher Esmay (Kerri Esmay), Carlos Anguiano (Dr. Maneka Brooks), six great-granddaughters: Alexandra Ewert (Ross Ewert), Ana Halldorson, Katie Halldorson, Sophie Halldorson, Hannah Esmay, Jenny Anguiano, one great-grandson: Andrew Esmay, several nieces, one nephew, and many friends. He was loved and admired by all. Visitation date is Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with a Funeral Service at 12:00pm, officiated by Jeff Halldorson, at Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter Dr. Graveside Service to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, 4848 Alps Dr.

  • FAMILY

  • Fritzie Baker, Wife (deceased)
  • Cheryl Baker, Daugher (deceased)
  • Gail Esmay (Michael Esmay), Daugher
  • Kara Baker (Justin McHugh), Daugher
  • Stephanie Halldorson (Jeff Halldorson), Granchild
  • Christopher Esmay (Kerri Esmay), Grandchild
  • Carlos Anguiano (Dr. Maneka Brooks), Grandchild
  • Alexandra Ewert (Ross Ewert), Great Granddaughter
  • Ana Halldorson, Great Granddaughter
  • Katie Halldorson, Great Granddaughter
  • Sophie Halldorson, Great Granddaughter
  • Hannah Esmay, Great Granddaughter
  • Jenny Anguiano, Great Granddaughter
  • Andrew Esmay, Great Grandson
  • Several nieces, one nephew and many friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

Memories

Mack H. Baker

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Matt Altahan

June 18, 2020

I have known Mr Mack (as I fondly called him) for 14 plus years. He was an honorable and honest man. He enjoyed playing poker. When he spoke of his wife or his family you could tell how much he loved them. One of my favorite memories of him was how happy he was whenever his granddaughter drove him to Vegas. He called her “ his beautiful Uber driver”. The world lost a great man. I will truly miss him. My deepest condolences to the family.

Robin VerCande

June 17, 2020

Uncle Mack, you were the bomb diggity! You had a larger than life presence and a sense of humor to match. It was always a holiday when you came to Michigan to visit. Literally, it was usually the 4th of July. I just thought everyone was celebrating you and Aunt Fritzi! I’m so blessed to have such good memories of you. Thanks for being in my life! Give everyone a good squeeze from me on the other side.

Beverly GILLER

June 16, 2020

I respected and Loved my Uncle Mack, he provided a comfortable good life for my Aunt Fritz and their two daughters, Cheryl and Gail. He was soft spoken and timidly quiet. He enjoyed his gambling as I remember! My personal description of my Uncle Mack was simply this he was "A genuine Southern Gentleman"! I am sure he is reunited with my Aunt Fritz and they can continue on together.
If there are any casinos up there I am sure he has already checked it out!!


Lee Chagra

June 16, 2020

I met Mack when I was a young boy around 12-13 years old. He was friends with my father. I was lucky enough to be allowed to watch my father, Mack and a group of other men play poker for hours. It wasn’t until many years later that I actually was fortunate enough to reunite with Mack & believe it or not, play poker with him. I enjoyed his company as a boy and even more so as a man. His sense of humor was infectious and his card skills were admirable. I can’t ever remember a time where I saw him upset even when someone would draw out on him. He was a good man and will be remembered and truly missed. My deepest and most sincerest of condolences to his family. May God rest His soul🙏🙏🙏

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY