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Arnold Baker
(Died October 17, 2013)

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Arnold Baker

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MOREAU---Arnold A. Baker, age 83, of Nolan Rd., Moreau, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013, at his home. Born October 31, 1929 in Cambridge, he was the son of the late George and Ella M. (Searles) Baker. Arnold grew-up in Middle Falls before moving with his family to South Glens Falls in 1943. Following his graduation from South Glens Falls High School, Class of 1949, Arnold immediately began working for NIBCO in South Glens Falls. He entered into the United States Army in 1950 and was stationed in Germany, being honorably discharged in 1952. Upon returning to the U.S., Arnold kept working for NIBCO, until his retirement in 1985. He married Donna (Copeland) in 1960 and after retiring, the couple moved to Florida for 17 years before returning to New York in 2002 where he planned to finish growing up with his grandchildren. Above all, his family was his world. He loved going to his grandkids events. Besides his parents, Arnold was predeceased by one brother, George Baker. Survivors include his wife of 53 loving years, Donna M. Baker of Moreau; two sons, Larry Baker (Michelle), and Thomas Baker (Stephanie) all of South Glens Falls; four grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan, Kaylie, and Trisha, all of SGF; four nephews, George Baker, Bruce Baker, James Baker, and Stephen Baker; as well as many aunts uncles and many friends. Friends may call upon the family Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 11 to 12 pm at Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury. A memorial service will follow at 12 pm with the Rev. Charles Palmer of Fla. Officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Southside Cemetery, South Glens Falls. Donations, in loving memory of Arnold, may be made to Charles R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Sponzo and his staff and a special thank you to Jean VanAuken at C.R. Wood Cancer Center. Condolences may be e-mailed through or mailed to Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette Street, Queensbury, NY 12804.


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