Donald L. Baker, 78, of Newville passed away Sunday October 3, 2021 in UPMC Carlisle. He was born December 20, 1942 in Newville a son of the late Dean M. and Emma Mae Negley Baker. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife Judy M. Lehman Baker.
He had proudly served in the United States Marine Corp., retired from Amp Inc., was a member of the Big Spring Lodge #361 F&AM, the Marine Corp. League, the Carlisle VFW, and Friendship Hose Co #1 Newville. Don was a graduate of The Big Spring Class of 1960.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one son Michael D. Baker and his wife Jennifer, two grandsons Kyle D. Baker, and Aidan M. Baker, two step-grandchildren Ethan Stewart and Isabelle Stewart; one sister Nancy C. Baker, and one brother Galen E. Baker and his wife Ruby. He was preceded in death by his daughter Michelle L. Baker, and a brother Robert E. Baker Sr.
At Don's request, there will not be any services. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald L. Baker, please visit the floral store of Egger Funeral Home in Newville, PA.
Dottie just diagnosed (September) with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Stage IV, Requests prayer.
Kurtis with developing issues of memory loss.
Donnie continuing learning to walk with prosthetics.
Larry improving from some memory loss and making adjustments.
Jeff who is recovering from a tree fall accident and adjusting to new living arrangements.
Joyce who is adjusting to a second knee replacement,
Rae receiving back and knee therapies,
Pray for everyone in our Class.
Just about all of us are dealing with something that taps strength and joy from our lives.
We all have something going on.
Each and every day seek peace and joy where you are, in your labors and in your leisure.
When the class meets, we think of everyone; whether we hear from you or not. Send us a note and let us know how you are.
Mr Lezzer, one of our Class advisor's, recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Class chatter has suggested we send Mr Lezzer a "belated" birthday card. Get your pencil out, his address in 410 Green Spring Road, Newville, PA 17241. Do it now before you forget!!! (Like I am doing more of these days.)
Thanks to Barb. Send an email to Jim if you want a booklet.
Father of Everything,
Your presence fills all of Creation.
Again today, your kingdom has come.
Again today, I join my will to your will to make earth as heaven.
Again today, you’ll give us the bread we need for your daily work,
And you’ll show mercy to us just as much as we show mercy to others.
Again today, as we face times of testing, you’ll be with us in our trials.
Todd Wynward, Rewilding the Way, p63
September 28th and October 12th are our next scheduled Class Chats -- Tuesday's at 2:30 pm. However, we can schedule impromptu Chats when anyone wants it. Let Jim know, to determine when (give a couple of days lead) and we'll negotiate a date and Jim will send out an email to everyone letting them know to tune in. Having a chat is as simple as that.
October 12 -- Dottie Rine
October 26 -- Kathleen Harman
October 28 -- John Rine
October ?? - Judy Baker
November 3 – Emily Rowe
November 11 – Jim Nenninger
November 19 – Sally Long
November 21 – Faye Jones
November 26 – Shirley Knarr
December 4 – Calvin Mowery
December 9 – Donna Miller Hockenberry
December 11 – Larry Lehman
December 15 – Barry Lebo
December 17 – Richard Tritt
December 19 – Gary Heberlig
December 20 – Donald Baker
December 22 – Carolyn Ulsh Baldwin
Well our 60th Reunion Celebration is
POSTPONED for one year. Sorry, we had to cancel our events for this year;
But we have Zoom!!!
Let's just pray 2021 will be the year to the end of Covid-19.
The goal of our committee is to keep classmates connected and supported through networking. Your ideas help us grow. Suggestions, comments (positive or negative) are encouraged. Send Jim an email. Enjoy the website.
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The Old “Mother Oak” is dying,
Branch by branch, limb by limb.
Her Majesty continues even in dying,
as her bark gives way to the rotting of her core
and the brittleness of her roots.
She gasps for air,
And thirsts for water,
But age has slowed her processes
As she prepares to return
From whence she came.
From dirt that gave her life
To dirt for another seed to root.
And so life goes,
In this circle of comings and going,
Starts and stops.
Beginnings and endings.
Thank you Old “Mother Oak”
For hanging around so long,
For your strength,
Your love of life,
For being what you are, (a Tree),
For living in my moment, and in
The moments of many others,
Who have walked under your branches,
In joy, in grief,
In life, in death.
A tear for Ole “Mother Oak”
Who even in the act of dying,
Bares witness to a life greater than her’s.
Bless be the tie that binds us all, Mother Tree,
In the grips of G-d’s love.
jd nenninger, 8/29/2021