SHARON, Pennsylvania – Raymond A. Baker, Sr., of Sharon, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Nugent’s CCRC, Hermitage. He was 73.
Mr. Baker was born December 25, 1943 in Sharon, a son of Raymond W. and Mary Rita (O’Neill) Baker.
He attended St. Joseph’s Parochial Grade School and Sharon High School.
When Raymond was a boy, he helped at his father’s gas station, the former Sunoco at the corner of Elm Ave. and State St., Sharon. He was employed for several years at General Motors Lordstown plant. He began on the assembly line, then the painting booth and lastly in maintenance.
Raymond was of the Catholic faith and a former member of Sacred Heart Church, Sharon.
He enjoyed drinking coffee every morning at McDonalds, water skiing, riding horses, motorcycles and his corvettes.
He is survived by a son, Randall Baker, Orlando, Florida; three sisters, Janice L. Baker and Barbara J. Williams, both of Miami, Florida and Laura B. Hrytzay and her husband, Lloyd, Key Largo, Florida; two grandchildren, Brittany and Brooke Baker and a close friend, Lori Markle, Sharon.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Raymond A. Baker, Jr.; a sister, Rita “Babe” Baker and brother-in-law, Kenneth Williams.
Calling hours will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday, November 15 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State St., Sharon.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 15 in the funeral home.
Burial will be held at St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.