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Clarence Baker

Clarence Baker

Saturday, January 30th, 1926 - Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Clarence “Bake” Baker – Web-Site Obituary

Clarence Baker, 94, of North Haledon went to his eternal home on January 6, 2021. Known as Bake to most, Pop to his grandchildren and friend to everyone he met. He was born in Paramus the tenth of eleven children, he lived with his bride on Miedama Place in Midland Park for 66 years before moving to North Haledon 5 years ago. He served honorably in the United States Army during WW II, in France, Belgium and Germany as a bazooka specialist with the 78th Infantry “Lightning” Division. He received the Purple Heart along with several campaign ribbons and medals. He was an owner and driver for the Hawthorne Laundry, the custodian for Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, and upon retirement he found his true calling as a crossing guard in front of Coolidge School in Wyckoff, a job he enjoyed for 14 years. He was a member of the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church of Midland Park, serving several terms as a deacon, he was a member of the Midland Park Ambulance Corp for over 30 years and a member of VFW Post 7086 serving many years as it’s chaplain..

Clarence was the devoted husband of the late Alice Kruithof Baker (2016). Beloved father of David Baker and his wife Paula of Grand Haven, Michigian, Richard Baker and his wife Cynthia of Land-O-Lakes, Florida, Joan Rozema and her husband Gary of Midland Park, Larry Baker and his wife Joan of Visalia, California, Garry Baker and his wife Janet of Midland Park, Jane Wondergem of Mahwah, Alison Leentjes and her husband Brian of Chester, New York and the late Robert Baker and his wife Anne of Australia. Loving grandfather of 23 grandchildren, 24 great – grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He loved hugs, and we will certainly miss his.

The family will have a private service and interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, New Jersey.

Memorial donations may be made in Clarence’s memory to St. Judes Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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Funeral services and interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus will be private for the family

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Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.

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Paola Perez and family

Posted at 12:46pm
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Dottie Balkema

Posted at 10:30am
Clarence was such a kind and caring man with always a smile who will surely be missed by everyone at the Holland Christian Home and by so many more. It's such a comfort to know Clarence is happy and healthy in heaven with his dear family members who have gone on before him and of course he is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please accept my deepest sincere Christian sympathy to the whole family.
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Dottie Balkema
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Maita

Posted at 08:16am
Sending big hugs to heaven, grandpa!
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Don Baker

Posted at 09:11am
Our condolences to the family. All of the many children (to many of them to mention them by name) I hope you have a great memory of him.
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