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Donald F. Baker Jr.

June 23, 1946 October 28, 2018
Donald  F. Baker Jr.
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Obituary for Donald F. Baker Jr.

Hanover
Donald Frederick Baker, Jr., age 72, entered into God’s eternal care on October 28, 2018 at the Gettysburg hospital with his loving family by his side.
Born on June 23, 1946 in Gettysburg PA, he was the son of the late Donald and Catherine (Hoffman) Baker. Don was the loving husband of Barbara (Livelsberger) Baker with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.
Don was a 1964 graduate of Delone Catholic High School. After graduation he served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps and the Pennsylvania State Police.
He served as a Pennsylvania State Trooper for twenty-five years, having served at the Milton, Gettysburg, and York Barracks. He also served as Chief of Police for the Borough of Littlestown for eighteen years before retiring.
Don previously coached Baresville Bears Football, Saint Joseph’s Basketball, Delone Freshman Football and McSherrystown Little League Baseball. He also coached the Littlestown Girls Varsity Basketball team for 14 years.
Don known as “BAKE” had a very quick wit and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed spending time on the golf course, playing cards with his friends and family, doing Sudoku puzzles, electric backgammon, and watching old western movies. He was an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Dallas Cowboys.
Don loved supporting his grandchildren in their life pursuits, whether it was Sport Events, Theatre, Dancing or Musicals. They are his lasting legacy, of whom he was very proud. He enjoyed many memories at the Beach House and going on trips with his wife across country visiting forty-two U.S. States along with a cruise on the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Sea for ten days through New England and Canada.
He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, the American Legion in Gettysburg, the New Oxford Social Club in New Oxford, the McSherrystown Home Association, McSherrystown Knights of Columbus and the McSherrystown Moose.
In addition to his loving wife, Barbara, Don is survived by three sons, Douglas E. Baker and Shannon Baker, children McKenna, Ella and Bryn of Hanover, Pa., Donald F. Baker III and Jessica Despres children, Treytyn, Gracie, Jarod, Kaylee and Connor of Spring Grove and Derrick A. Baker and Brandy Baker, children, Trenton, Clayton, Brady, Ava of Spring Grove. Don is survived by two sisters, Nancy Guzman of Ellicott City, Maryland and Kathleen Baker of Gettysburg. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Baker and his Daughter- in- Law Heather (Griffiths) Baker.
To celebrate and remember Donald, a viewing and time to share memories of the family will be held on Wednesday October 31, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 5055 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA 17331., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:30 am. Interment will be held privately by the family. Family services are under the direction of Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc. of Spring Grove.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Don to the Heather Baker Foundation, 678 OId Hanover Road Spring Grove, Pennsylvania 17362.
Condolences may be shared at www.beckfunerals.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

31

Oct

9:30 AM 10/31/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10/31/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Joesph Catholic Church

5125 Grandview Rd.
Hanover, PA 17331

St. Joesph Catholic Church
5125 Grandview Rd. Hanover 17331 PA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

31

Oct

11:30 AM 10/31/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Joesph Catholic Church

5125 Grandview Rd.
Hanover, PA 17331

St. Joesph Catholic Church
5125 Grandview Rd. Hanover 17331 PA
United States
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