Joseph Richard Baker, 77, of Lewes, formerly of West Grove, Pa., passed away after a short illness Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.
Joe was born on the Cochranville family farm June 21, 1941, to Clifford Baker Sr. and Pahna Cooper Baker, both long deceased. He is predeceased also by his two brothers, Clifford Baker, Jr. and William Baker. He is survived by his sister, Betty Ann and her husband Charles I. Sensenig Sr., with whom he lived; six nephews; and close friend Richard M. McReynolds of Rehoboth Beach.
Joe graduated from Octoraro High School in Chester County, Pa. in 1959, then worked on the family farm until 1979 when he entered into employment at Weaver Foods in New Holland, Pa. In 1997 he moved to Lewes, where he enjoyed living very much. Joe was very outgoing and enjoyed meeting people wherever he went. He also enjoyed crafts. He would build miniature model buildings, birdhouses, and anything else that took his fancy. He also greatly enjoyed gardening.
Despite a chronic infection in his hip replacement later in life and a badly broken leg still later, Joe remained a generous, true, and loving friend to all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at Guzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State St., Kennett Square, Pa., Monday, Oct. 15. Reception/viewing will be at 11 a.m. and services at noon. Interment is pending.