OBITUARY

Ronald Pearce Baker

October 10, 1931May 18, 2012

Ronald Pearce Baker passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012. He was surrounded by loved ones and died peacefully. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Grace K Baker and by his three children, Elizabeth Corbett, Deborah Baker, and Richard Baker (Sandra). Additional loved ones include two sisters Jean Baker and Jane Lindsey, and grandchildren including Erika Poirrier (Erik), Jason Corbett (Shannon), Deborah Corbett, Elizabeth Belcher, Joshua Belcher, and Kevin Jordan (deceased). Ronald and his loving wife Kitty also have great grandchildren including Zachary Corbett, Sydney Corbett, Benjamin Poirrier, Ellie Poirrier and Vernetta Williamson. Ron was born on October 10, 1931 in Mineral Ridge, Ohio and lived there till he enlisted in the Navy in 1951. He spent more than 22 years serving his country and then taught electricity at Orange Park High School for 3 years and then DCT for an additional 10 years. Throughout his life he spent time working with the Boy Scouts of America, both as a scout and scout leader. He learned carpentry at an early age and spent many hours working with wood. He and Kitty were active in Square dancing and they traveled extensively following his retirement from teaching. He was a loving husband and father, was respected by many and will be missed. The memorial will be held in the sanctuary of Orange Park United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10 am. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Orange Park United Methodist Church or to Community Hospice.

Services

  • Memorial Saturday, May 26, 2012
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Ronald Pearce Baker

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May 25, 2012

Rick & Sandra & Family - thinking of you all at this sad time. We hope your memories of your dad keep you strong in the coming days, weeks and months. 'Death leaves a void that no-one can heal but love leaves memories that no-one can steal'. Take care. Paula Lawlor & Elmer Kerr & Boys, Sligo, Ireland

May 24, 2012

We remember all the fun times we had when you all came to Ohio and we came to Florida especially all those lighthouse trips we took and our time at the beach. Uncle Ron will be greatly missed by all the Turner Family in Ohio. Larry & I are greatful we got to visit with Uncle Ron last Oct in Florida. Love you all and keeping you in our thoughts. Myrna & Larry Turner & Family

May 24, 2012

Thinking of you and remembering a delightful gentleman. We wish we could be there for the memorial service. We hold you in our prayers, Roger and Jan Baker

May 24, 2012

I remember all the fun times at OPHS and the good food and recipes from Ron and Kitty.
Lynda Wiggins
OPHS Home Economics

Debi Jellison

May 24, 2012

Dear Liz, I'm so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. I hope and pray the wonderful memories you and your family have of him will comfort you in your grief, sustain you through your healing, and give you joy for the rest of your lives. Take care and God bless you, kiddo! Love,

Jimmy Davitt

May 23, 2012

Great pictures and memories for your family!

Kris Owen

May 23, 2012

Liz, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Being in the back building sure does keep us isolated! I would have said something earlier if I had known!!!

We have had our share of angels called home in the past few years. I hope the wonderful slide show you put together brings you and your mom comfort.

Blessings,
Kris OWen

FROM THE FAMILY

Ronald P. Baker, 1939

FROM THE FAMILY

Ronald and dog Snookie, 1942

FROM THE FAMILY

1939-1940