George L. “Bud” Baker

George L. “Bud” Baker

Feb. 19, 1937-May 11, 2015

George L. “Bud” Baker, 78, of Roseville, Pa, died Monday, May 11, 2015, at home.

He was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Cebolla, N.M., the son of Dwight and Dorothy May Bayne Baker.

Bud had lived in New Mexico and Homer, Alaska, before moving to Roseville 19 years ago. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a retired business owner and builder. He attended the Mainesburg United Methodist Church.

Bud is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Linda Jo Harris; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Thomas and Stephanie Baker of Columbus, Ga., Robert and Stephanie Baker of East Wenatchee, Wash., Eric Baker of Tennant, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Chris Sparkman of Beverly, Mass.; two brothers, James (Grace) Baker of Espanola, N.M., Clyde Baker of Cebolla, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Shawn in 2013; four brothers, Russel, Ted, Joe, Glenn; and two sisters, Mary Baker Frost, and Doris Jean Baker.

Friends are invited to call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, with the Rev. Michelle Bodle officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bud’s memory may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Smith Road and Rt. 6 Mainesburg, Pa. 16932 or the Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Electronic sympathy cards may be sent to Bud’s family at