Reverend Donald R. Baker, 84, of Lancaster went home to be with the Lord Monday November 7th, 2011.
He and his wife, Betty L. Baker, celebrated 63 years of marriage in September. Born in Maplecrest, NY, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Dorotha Vining Baker.
He spent his entire professional life as an ordained minister for the Free Methodist denomination serving 6 churches in Pennsylvania and New York over 41 years.
In his spare time, he enjoyed a variety of activities including gardening, fishing, hunting, bowling, playing his guitar, watching and participating in all types of sports, and spending time mentoring his church youth.
In addition to his wife, he will be lovingly missed by his three daughters; Louann Butch, wife of Jeffrey of Lancaster, Lynette Huggler, wife of Leonard of Beach Lake, PA, Lavonne Johnston, wife of Mark of Lancaster, PA, and a son Larry Baker, husband of Cyndi of Noxen, PA; 9 grandchildren, and 4great-grandchildren, three brothers, Harold, husband of June Baker, Clifford, husband of Elvamae Baker, and Jere husband of Diane Baker , and a sister; Jean Bechtle wife of Stan.
A funeral service will be held at the Grace Baptist Church 1899 Marietta Avenue Lancaster, PA on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 A.M. Friends may greet the family at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Flowers or contributions in Pastor Baker’s memory may be sent to Grace Baptist Church at the address above or contributions to Free Methodist World Missions at: http://fmcusa.org/fmwm/give/.