PORTAGE LAKE – Frederick O. Baker, 77, died Oct. 18, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1935, in Wade, the son of William and Martha (Conroy) Baker.
He served with the U.S. Air Force during the end of the Korean War. He was a self-employed carpenter all his life and a life member of AmVets.
He is survived by his wife, Hallie (Hayward) Condon Baker of Portage Lake; five children, Randy Baker, Kevin Baker and his wife, Tracy, all of Ashland, Jerry Baker and his wife, Elizabeth, of Milton Mills, N.H., Lisa Harris and her husband, Roland Jr., of Ashland and Jason Baker and his wife, Laura, of Mapleton; four stepchildren, Kelly Condon of Portage Lake, Randy Condon and his wife, Stephanie, of St. Cloud, Fla., Todd Condon of Ashland and Dawn Dunbar and her husband, Byron, of Hermon; three brothers, Neil and Raymond Baker of Washburn and Jack Baker of New Hampshire; five sisters, Barbara Drost, Patricia Baker and Linda Levasseur, all of Washburn, Gloria Drost of Canada and Nora Holmes of New Hampshire; 11 grandchildren and seven stepgrandchildren. In addition to his parents, his was predeceased by his first wife, Louann Clark, in 1993; brothers, William, Erwin, Ovide, Lloyd, Donald and Harry Baker; and sister, Daphne Baker.
A graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lady of the Snows Cemetery, Ashland, with Pastor Donald Morton Jr. officiating. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Central Aroostook Humane Society, 23 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Arrangements are a service of Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. To leave condolences online, please visit www.ouellettefuneralhome.com.