ANSON, Maine — A graveside service for Richard Elwin Baker, 84, who died May 7, 2012 at the Maine VA Medical Center in Togus, Maine will be held Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. in Whipple Cemetery in Jackman. Rev. Dr. Susan Tierney will officiate.
He was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Bridgewater, son of Floyd E. and Emily M. (Paul) Baker.
Richard moved from Vermont to Maine 60 years ago. He first settled in the Kennebunk area. He worked as a carpenter in the local area and a lobsterman out of Cape Porpoise. He moved to Jackman in 1987, where he worked with his son, Leroy and daughter-in-law Dianne at Cozy Cove Cabins.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 122 of Jackman from 1987 to 2002 and served as post commander in 1991 and 1993. He was instrumental in the demolition of the old American Legion hall and construction of the new hall. Richard has been a resident of Anson since 2002. He later became a member of the American Legion Post 39 of Madison. Richard was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kennebunkport.
Richard loved hunting and fishing and was a Registered Maine Guide.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lillian M. (Squiers) Baker of Anson; a daughter-in-law, Dianne J. Baker and companion Warren Walker; two grandchildren, Leroy E. Baker Jr and his wife, Amanda and Lynne Baker and companion Jason; four great-grandchildren, Macie Lynne and Jacob Baker, Alexander and Carter Beaulieu; a brother, Donald E. Baker of Canaan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sons, Raymond E. and Leroy E. Baker Sr.; two brothers, Walter and Elbridge; and two sisters, Jennie and Carrie.
Cremation and service arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home in Bingham, Maine.
This obituary first appeared in the May 17th, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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