Dorothy L. Baker, 73

Dorothy L. Baker, 73, of Spring Ave. Ext., Ellwood City died on  Friday, August 10, 2012 at  UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief  illness.

Born December 17, 1938 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Ethel Clark Howard.  She was married for 53 years to Ronald D. Baker, who survives.

Dorothy was the Wayne Township secretary from 1974-2008.  She was also the secretary for the Lawrence County Supervisors Association from 1996-2004.  She was affiliated with the Berean Presbyterian Church.  Dorothy was a member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary and the Wayne Twp. Fire Department Woman’s Auxiliary.  She loved cooking and baking.  Her most precious time was spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Ron, survivors include a daughter, Colleen (Marty) Sberna of Atwater, GA;  two sons, Bob (Pam) Baker and Bill (Heather) Baker, both of Ellwood City; brother, Don Howard of Hermitage; and nine grandchildren, Brooke, Anthony, and Katie Sberna, Nicole, Andrew, and Rebecca Baker, and Derek, Tyler, and Chelsea Baker.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 13 at 11:00 am with her pastor, Rev. Bruce Gardner officiating.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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4 thoughts on “Dorothy L. Baker, 73

  1. We are so sorry for your loss of Dorothy,she was such a good neighbor and friend when we lived near you. I stopped by several times to say hello when we were up visiting but I always seemed to miss you both. Our prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely Fred and Sally

  2. Ron, Bill, Colleen, Bob and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Dorothy, she was a great friend and good neighbor for many years, we have lots of good memories….she will always live in our hearts…….. We love and miss you all….Barbara, George Robles and Tony Rupert


  4. My condolences to the Baker family. I enjoyed working with Dorothy in my post as reporter for the New Castle News covering Wayne Township. Dorothy was always pleasant, helpful and patient while also being discreet as good secretaries are. I am grateful to Dorothy for making my job easier.

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