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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 222-3100

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Friday, September 7, 2018
St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA
Route 106
Royal, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery
400 State Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Robert M. Baker

Robert M. Baker, 70, of Clifford Township, PA, died Monday, September 3, 2018 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, PA, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, the former Kelly Schaffner. They were married on April 20, 1990.

Born January 13, 1948 in Carbondale, PA, he was the son of the late James H. and Mary F. Howard Baker.

Bob was a 1965 graduate of St. Rose High School, Carbondale, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the Marine Corps. He started his career with the D&H Railroad where he had been employed for 10 years. He retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot, after 22 years as a mobile heavy equipment mechanic.

He was a member of St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, PA 11 Chapter.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sacred Heart Hospice, especially Mary Pat and Helen for the kind and compassionate care provided to Bob and his entire family during his illness.

He is survived by three daughters: Melissa Burdick and husband Chad of Waymart, PA, Michele Baker and fiancé Jeremy Vadella of Greenfield Township, PA, and Nicole Baker at home; one son: Robert Michael Baker of Carbondale, PA; six grandchildren: Morgan Bevacqua, Joseph James Baker, Anthony, III., Cody and Calista Calabro and Emma Baker; two great grandchildren: Harper and Henry Robert Baker; three sisters: Sharon Wade of South Abington Twp., PA, Patricia Pelton and husband David of Clifford Township, PA and Kathy Palermo of Williamstown, NJ; one brother: Terry Baker and wife Mary Kay of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a nephew: David R. Pelton, Jr.

The funeral was held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA, celebrated by the Rev. Michael J. Kirwin, pastor. Interment with military honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

Pallbearers: Joseph Baker, Cody Calabro, John Schaffner, David Pelton, Chad Burdick and Jeremy Vadella.

Friends called Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 4-8 p.m.

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