May 13, 2010
450 Central Avenue Lakeside OH 43440 6/12/2010 11:00:00
Newton Baker, age 93, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Otterbein North Shore, Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio. He was born May 1, 1917 in East Cleveland, Ohio to the late Howard & Jessie (Henderson) Baker. He was retired from Nickel Plate and Norfolk & Western Railroad.
He was an active member of The Salvation Army and was a member of N.A.R.V.E.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Virginia H. (Erney) Baker; one son, Thomas A. Baker of Grand Rapids, MI; two daughters, Kathy Burke of South Euclid, OH and Jean (Bob) Seljan of Highland Heights, OH; grandchildren, Michael (Stacy), Tom (Katy), Brian (Aimee), and Julie Burke. He had 7 greatgrandchildren.
No calling hours will be observed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jerry Phelps officiating at Lakside United Methodist Church, 450 Central Avenue, Lakeside, OH 43440. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 17625 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland, OH 44119.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Jean – so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Please accept, and pass on to Bob and your family, our condolences. I’m sure a lot of memories were created in 93 years – may the best ones be a comfort to everyone as you adjust to this loss. You’re all in our thoughts.
I worked with Newt for 11 years in Cleveland and always enjoyed his company. And later we always looked forward to seeing him in the Salvation Army band in neighborhood parades. He was fun to work with and I wish I had recorded the many stories he related about his railroad career. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to Ginny and family.
Dear Tom Kathie aand Jeannie, We were saddened to hear of your father’s passing. We send a special message of love to your mother and know that your whole family is receiving the prayers of so many, including us. We miss you all!
Dear Baker Family,
I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have found to be of great comfort is what the Bible says at John 5:28,29 And Revelation 21:4. In these verses we see that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones and that he is going to do away with all causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well.
To the Baker family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Baker only a little from when I lived with my family in the Euclid Park neighborhood of Cleveland many years ago. But I knew Tom from being involved in music ministry at Christ the King church, and Tom always spoke very lovingly of both his parents.
It must have been a great blessing to have your Dad for such a long time. But it no doubt makes losing him more difficult because he had been such a constant presence through the years. Know that you are in my prayers as you reach for peace and healing.
Beth Lada Carleton
My sincere condolences on your loss.I had the pleasure to work with Newt @ Norfolk & Western Railway in the late 70’s Newt was a teacher of many. He was a good father,he was proud of his son’s 1960’s great horn playing with the Outsiders (Time Won’t Let Me)Every time I here that song I would think of Newt. They don’t make um like Newt anymore!!!!
Jeannie, Kathy and Tom,
We are so very sorry for your loss of your dad. Although we only knew him for a short four years, he will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
Your Dad was a “one of a kind” and will be remembered for his great love of your Mom and his many “passions” for life. I always enjoyed my vists with both of them. What I remember most is the time Ginny was exercising and Newt didn’t see her on the floor. He fell over her and Ginny said “He fell for me again!” My heart goes out to you all. Carol
Dear Family of Newton Baker,
Our sincere condolences on the death of your husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless, Cliff and Joan Faudree
Dear Family of Newt Baker,
My sincere sympathy to all of your family, and especially Ginny, on the loss of Newt. My mother, Ellen Anna Fenner Lilie, was a lifelong friend of Ginny and Newt. Ginny and Ellen Anna met while they were children, as neighbors in Cleveland Heights. They and Newt maintained a close friendship through the years, members of a group of high school friends who jokingly referred to themselves as “The Gang.” I remember Newt as a kind and friendly person, and he and Ginny as a loving couple. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with your family.
Sincerely, Marianna Carney
My late father, Charles, was a member of what was affectionately called the ‘old gang’. This amazing group included your beloved father as well as your mother. From their high school years at Cleveland Heights High, these wonderful individuals developed a remarkable and loving friendship which endured for a lifetime. They were unified by mutual interests such as music and always shared many concerns about what was happening to each other personally and the issues of the day in the world. In time, I became an honorary member of the gang and had the privilege of getting to know your father. Whenever I had an opportunity to attend a ‘gang’ gathering or just share a visit with your parents, I had a chance to learn so much from the stories your Dad told of the past and through seeing the manner with which he dealt so skillfully with the happenings of the present. I will be leaving for Israel tomorrow and most likely will not be able to attend a Memorial Service that you are planning to hold at a later date, however, I will carry warm thoughts and memories of your Dad with me . I will say a prayer for him in the holy city of Jerusalem. May his memory be a comfort and blessing to your family and to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Fondly, Ralph Raphael Simon
GINNY AND FAMILY, I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT NEWT. WE LOVED SEEING BOTH HIM AND GIINY IN THE STORE AT KROGER THEY BOTH MADE OUR DAY, WHEN THEY WOULD COME IN. YOU COULD TELL THERE WAS SO MUCH LOVE AND CARE FOR EACH OTHER.HE WATCHED OVER GINNY SO MUCH.WHAT A GREAT PERSON HE WILL BE MISSED.
FROM: ROSIE GOODMAN AT KROGER PORT CLINTON
Kathy and Jean; We will all miss your dad at Northshore. He was such a loving and attentive husband with your mom. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Jean,The love and laughter that you dad shared with all who had the pleasure of knowing him will live on. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
I am very sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family. I loved to see your mom and dad at Kroger every week. May God be with you and your family in your time of loss.