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Thomas I. “Tom” Baker III

September 5, 1956 - September 25, 2019

Thomas I. “Tom” Baker III, age 63, of New Castle, DE, passed away at Wilmington Hospital on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 5, 1956, he was the son of the late Thomas I. Baker, Jr. and Mary Lou (Strickland) Kertiles.  Tom graduated from Dover High School in 1974.  He was a talented life-long carpenter and roofer.  Tom enjoyed collecting and operating model trains.  In his spare time, he liked to play pool with his buddies, especially at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his step-father, Speros Kertiles.  He is survived by his sisters, Laurie Munion (Bill), Julie Rawding and Krissy McGinnis; step-mother, Patricia Baker; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who loved and adored him very much; and his beloved cat, Jeffrey.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in Bethel Cemetery, 312 Bethel Cemetery Rd, Chesapeake City, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

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  • Julie and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You have my deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • Lifelong friend with many good memories and great fun. No one could make me laugh like TomTom! His sense of humor and wit were remarkable and intact. I miss him already 🙁 so sorry for your loss.

  • My Heart is full of Sadness!! You were in my Prayers every night!!
    Though We haven’t seen each other in years I will miss not knowing you are here!!
    Love and Hugs to your Family!!
    Barbara

  • I’m so sorry, Julie. Let your memories comfort you.

  • Julie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Tom & I were close friends in grade school and HS. He took me to my first Live Concert, in Baltimore, to see 10 Years After. He was always dear to me. We lost touch over the years, to my dismay. Today I googled his name and saw that he passed away. I’m truly saddened by his passing and shall always keep only the fondest of memories of him in my heart. Belated condolences go out to all who knew and loved him.
    J Mikki (Hirschbein) Breining
    DHS 74