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.