David Raymond Baker, 72 of Adirondack Lane has passed away.
What a man. Dave was born to David R. Baker and Emma (Cichella) Baker on August 26th, 1947 alongside his twin brother, Kenneth Baker. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Stonewall and Emma-Do.
David graduated from Plattsburgh High School in 1967. After graduation he became a member of the United States Navy. He was enlisted from 1967 to 1971 serving most of his duty overseas in Vietnam. He was aboard 3 ships, completing his service years on the USS Bauer (DE 1025). David was extremely proud of his time in the military. It gave him the opportunity to see the world.
If you asked David what his occupation was, he would tell you a carpenter like his father. But he made a living with the New York State Department of Corrections, Clinton Correctional facility. He owned and operated Adirondack Pressure Washing for many years and upon his retirement on April 3, 2005, Dave’s perspective of life changed. The loves of his life were his wife of 33 years, Susan (LaMar) Baker and his daughter, Konnor. These women showed him what life was all about and they lived it to the fullest with him.
He is further survived by his twin brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Deb Baker, his sister Angela Elliot, and his brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Lisa Baker. He was also blessed with so many incredible cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
You might have run into David riding his Can-Am Spyder or vising one of the local establishments. He was a member of the Keeseville Elks Lodge No. 2072 and a lifetime member-at-large of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. David enjoyed his yearly travels to Myrtle Beach and Maine and betting on the horses at the local fair circuit or at Saratoga. He even had the opportunity to cross off a bucket-list item when the three of them traveled to Italy. “We are in Venice Italy; can you believe it!”
David was loyal, committed, and to the point. He enjoyed creating relationships with everyone and telling them how he felt about them, “You’re the best.”
At David’s request, arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home. There will be a Mass for David at St. Peters Church on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00am. Memorial donations can be made to any Veterans organization of your choosing.
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