William C. "Bill" Baker, 75, of Gap, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Olive Beyer Baker, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Clifford and Palma Cooper Baker. A resident of Cochranville and West Grove, he had most recently resided in Gap. He was a 1951 graduate of the former Cochranville High School. Bill had been employed at Schramm's, Hewlett-Packard, and most recently by AMT in Avondale as a Journeyman Machinist, where he retired in 1997. He was a member of the Avondale Church of Christ.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by two sons: Nelson Baker, husband of Colleen of Lititz and Russell Baker, husband of Anna, of Parkesburg; four grandchildren, Derek Baker, husband of Jennifer, of Lancaster, Andrea Baker Weaver, wife of Jason, of Lancaster, Keith Baker of Lancaster and Craig Baker of Coatesville; four great grandchildren and two siblings, Betty Ann Baker Sensing and Joseph Baker, both of Lewes, Del.

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