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Robert H. “Bob” Baker

March 4, 1925 - December 20, 2020

Robert H. “Bob” Baker, age 95, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Aston, PA, departed this life on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

He was born on March 4, 1925 to Mahlon and Florence (Beck) Baker. Bob proudly served his country as a Seaman 1st Class in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a longtime resident of Aston, PA and later relocated with his wife, Carol, to Clayton, until she passed in 2009. Bob’s final years were spent living with his daughter in Middletown. He retired from Allied/General Chemical in Marcus Hook, PA after 27 years. Prior to that, Bob worked for Medford Meats in Chester, PA, and ran a route as a milkman delivering goods door to door. He was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Aston, PA, St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna and St. Joseph’s Church in Middletown. Bob enjoyed bowling, racing electric toy cars on an indoor track with his children, and eating his favorite meal: hot dogs. He never turned down a bowl of navy bean soup or a dozen or so raw oysters. Bob was a longtime member of the Mamie Warren Senior Center where he was affectionately known as “Mr. Bob”.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Carol O’Connor Baker; their little dog, Bitsy; brother, Mahlon Baker; and brother-in-law, Neil O’Connor. He is survived by his children, Barbara Monaghan (Mike) and Carol Campbell (Butch), both of Middletown, and Robert Baker (Debbie) of Gold Canyon, AZ; he was a proud pop pop to 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 AM until 11 AM on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a service at 11 AM. Masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately in Calvary Cemetery, Orange Street and Highland Avenue, Media, PA 19063.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Mamie Warren Senior Center, 1775 Wheatley’s Pond Road, Clayton, DE 19977.

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  • Hi Pop! You lived a long and healthy life and we’re always a happy gentle guy. All my best qualities came from you and mom, my bad ones I developed on my own! I love and will miss you in my life, but happy you get to reunite with mom and the rest of the fam and look forward to the day we will all be together in heaven!

  • We are so sorry for your loss Your Dad lived a very full life He was lucky to have a great family

  • My Prayers go out to all the family and that you all will be comforted by the Holy Spirit. May God give his Peace in your times of sorrow. God Bless Each and Every Family Member. God Bless

  • Well dad, I’m missing you along with my routine. I find myself forgetting to take my vitamins and I keep forgetting the pups morning meds. My new washer is feeling neglected, your room has a chill, your junk mail is piling up, and televised daily mass goes on without you. The game shows are missing and there’s no one to watch bowling or Lawrence Welk. Your recliner sits empty and I can’t seem to bring myself to eat meals at the kitchen table. Who is going to eat all the cereal we stocked up on during quarantine? Rest easy dad, the blankets are on standby to tuck you in as is my “love you, good night” and kiss on the cheek. Say hi to Uncle Buddy and give him a hug and give mom a kiss and hug and let her know how much I’ve missed her. Enjoy walking without assistance, driving, fishing and bowling. You had a long and happy life and I’m happy I got to spend the last eight years with you. Till we meet again…. love you, amen. Barbara

  • I am sorry for your loss. Prayers Love and Hugs for You All
    My he Rest In Peace 😇❤️🙏

  • I have missed my Sunday mornings with Bob and know he is in a happy place
    Thank you Barbara for being a devoted daughter

  • Sympathies for your loss, sounds like a wonderful guy. God Bless!

  • Bob was a good man. I worked with him for many years at the B&A works. He was one of the members of our leadership team when I was the President of the U.S.W.A. Local 13866 at the plant. He lived to a great old age. May he rest in peace, my deepest sympathies to your whole Family. Bill Moser