Obituary of Roland J. Baker
Roland J. Baker, 87, formerly of Latham, passed away at Schenectady Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Schenectady on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Born and educated in Cohoes, he was the son of the late Elphege (John) and Lucille Lord Baker. He was the loving and devoted husband and best friend of the late Theresa Smith Baker. He was employed for 21 years by Mohawk Paper Mills. He was the owner and operator of Capital Gas Service Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1994. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1953. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1450 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. An avid bowler and golfer, he enjoyed both. Roland is survived by his daughter, Susan M. Baker of Rotterdam, his son Thomas J. Baker and wife Dr. Allison J. Batchelor, and grandsons Jonathan and Christopher Baker of Athens, Ohio. He is predeceased by sisters Mary Jane Neiles, Margaret Aubin Beaulne and Lorraine Murray and brother Julian (Joe) Baker. Also survived by a sister-in-law, Agnes Dedrick of NC and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday August 31, 2019 at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Latham where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Geoffrey D. Burke, Pastor. Interment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends may call at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes on Friday from 4 to 7pm. Friends who wish to remember Roland in a special way may donate to Wounded Warriors at www.woundedwarriorsproject.org or 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Roland Baker, please visit our Tree Store
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