A Funeral Mass for Warren “Bunk” E. Baker, age 90 of Pleasant Avenue in Ogdensburg will be held on Friday (May 29, 2015) at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Scott Belina officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ogdensburg.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday (May 28, 2015) from 4:00-8:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Baker passed away on Sunday (May 24, 2015) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Annabelle “Belle” Baker; three sons Reg Baker and his wife Pat of Ann Arbor MI, Timothy Baker & his wife Shannon of Ogdensburg, Jeff Baker & his wife Lee of Seattle WA; a daughter Brenda Zumwalt & her husband Capt. Eric Zumwalt of Oswego NY; grandchildren Craig Murphy and his wife Colleen, Curtis Baker, Nate Baker, Jennifer Indorato; great-grandchildren Steven Indorato, Elizabeth Indorato, Conall Murphy & Aine Murphy; a special nephew Al Premo & his wife Judy along with many nieces, nephews & cousins. Siblings Kenneth Baker at age 8 and two sisters Eunice Baker at age 12 and Lola (Baker) White predeceased him.
“Bunk” was born on May 19, 1925 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Harry S. & Ethel O. (Jackson) Baker. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1944 where he was a High School standout athlete lettering in Baseball and Track. In 1945, he entered the United States Navy during WWII, earning a purple heart during the Pacific Theatre. He then married Annabelle (Belle) Robinson on May 25, 1946 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Rectory.
Bunk was a co-owner and operator of Commercial Press in Canton for many years. He was a simple man, enjoying his church family, participating in the Knights of Columbus, watching Boston Red Sox Baseball and Syracuse Basketball. He also enjoyed, St. Lawrence University Hockey, gardening, coaching minor hockey and playing Can Am Baseball in his younger years.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or St. Mary’s Cathedral. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.