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03/06/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Herman Baker

Herman Douglas Baker Sr.
(02 July 1920 - 02 Mar 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
 We have even more sad news to report. 
  Herman Baker, Class of 1938, father of Herman Baker of VA, Charlie Baker of VA, and David Baker of VA - and I think father-in-law of Sherry Mitchem Baker ('65) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Monday, March 2, 2009 at the age of 88. 

From the Daily Press - 03/06/09:


Herman Douglas Baker, Sr.
  NEWPORT NEWS - Herman Douglas Baker Sr., born July 2, 1920, to the late Samuel F. and Bulah P. Baker, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009.

Herman was a 1938 graduate of Newport News High School, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served from 1942-1945. He retired as a funeral assistant at Peninsula Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Respess Baker; a brother, Leslie Baker; and a sister, Emily B. Richardson.

Herman is survived by three sons, Herman D. Baker Jr. and wife, Sherry of Yorktown, Freeman C. Baker of Yorktown and Betsy of Poquoson, and David B. Baker and wife, Leslie of Newport News; four grandchildren, Kimberly B. Geddes of Yorktown, Stephanie B. Young of Powder Springs, Ga., Amy Loyd of Yorktown, and Becky Hudgins of Poquoson; seven great-grandchildren, Stephen and Shelby Loyd, Hayden Young, Haley and Collin Hudgins, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' and Will Geddes; a sister-in-law, Gloria R. Thompson and husband, Donald of Mathews; and a brother-in-law, Joseph C. Butler.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Services will immediately follow visitation and burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in the Daily Press from 3/5/2009 - 3/6/2009.
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March 05, 2009

Stephanie, we're so sorry for your loss. Please remember that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Doug and Nancy
~ Doug & Nancy Robertson, Mesa, Arizona

March 05, 2009

To The Family,
God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.

~ Norma Williams, Suffolk, Virginia

March 05, 2009

We were so sorry to hear about your father. Please accept our deepest sympathies and May God Bless you and your family.
~ Travis/Mitzi Waters, Buena Vista, Virginia

March 06, 2009

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
~ Mike Moughamian, Hampton, Virginia

March 06, 2009

Dear Herman and Family,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your father. Words cannot heal your pain, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Darlene (Krieger) & Jim Harless, Dublin, Virginia
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March 06, 2009

Herman and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your father. I last talked to him while he was working at Peninsula. We were remembering the Baker family home on E. Commodore and all the good times there. He was a very kind man. Herman, we still miss you in Williamsburg FF.

~ Linda Lane, Williamsburg, Virginia


   We offer our sincerest condolences to the Baker family at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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