Ronald Archie Baker

July 20, 2020
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Gorham- Ronald Archie Baker, age 77, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, after a long illness.

Friends may call Thursday (July 23rd) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Ron’s funeral will be private. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery, with Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fire Company, 4676 Kearny Rd., Stanley, NY 14561.

Ron was born Sept. 21, 1942 in Elmira, NY. He was the son of the late Frederick Orville Baker and Leora Lane Baker. Ron was a graduate of Gorham High School.

Ron married Cheryl Ann Raymond on April 2, 1966. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969, where he learned his electronics skills. Ron had worked as an AV Tech for W-FL BOCES, and retired from Monroe #1 BOCES in Fairport.

Ron was a 55 year member of the Gorham Fire Company. He was a Past-President of the Gorham Rotary, and was proud of his perfect attendance record. A John Deere tractor lover, Ron was a member of the NYS Steam Engine Association.

Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cheryl Ann Baker; one son, Rodney (Karen) Baker of Geneva; two granddaughters, Kayla Michelle (Justin) Bolick of TN, and Rachel Elaine Baker of NC; one brother, Larry (Judy) Baker; sister-in-law, Nancy (Raymond “Louie”) Bowman; and several nieces and nephews.

Ron was predeceased by his parents; one brother, Rev. Carlton Baker; and one sister, Lula Mae Stewart.

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