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Obituary of Paul H. Baker

Paul H. Baker,73, of Sanborn and formerly of Ransomville, husband of Thea (Christman) Ruckh- Baker entered rest following an automobile accident. Born on November 16, 1947 in Niagara Falls, NY to his late parents Howard “Red” and Dorothy (Canfield) Baker. Paul graduated from Lew-Port High School in 1966 moving on to Cornell University graduating in 1970, he then returned to Ransomville to run the family farm, lastly, he obtained his master’s B.A degree from the University at Buffalo. Paul was the Current Executive Director of AG Affiliates, also the Current Executive Director of the New York State Horticultural Society and the Executive Secretary of the New York State Berry Grower. He has a strong passion for agriculture, he lobbied tirelessly in Albany and Washington for many causes. Paul loved his family and grandchildren, his friends, his dog, he was an avid Yankee fan and enjoyed golfing. Paul was a genuine person who cared greatly about others. Surviving is his wife Thea, his children Brett Baker, Elizabeth “Liz” (David) Antonelli, Shannon (Ryan) Klar and Nicole (Tim) Baker Burkholder; his siblings Ann (James) Samplinski, Katherine (J. Anthony) Collard and Emily Baker. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Cole, Tyler, Carter, Aubrey, Avery, Emma, Jack and Ciara, many nieces and nephews and former wives, Terri Argentieri and Sharon Hill. Family and friends may call on WEDNESDAY from 3-8 PM. at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOME INC. 3648 Ransomville Rd. Ransomville, NY 14131. Funeral services will be held on THURSDAY (June 3) at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Rev. Matthew Worley. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the New York Horticulture Society in the name of the Paul Baker scholarship. Checks can be mailed to 5233 Randolph Street, Sanborn, NY 14132. Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
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Wednesday
2
June

Visitaiton

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Hardison Funeral Home - Ransomville
3648 Ransomville Road
Ransomville, New York, United States
(716) 791-3911
Thursday
3
June

Funeral

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Hardison Funeral Home - Ransomville
3648 Ransomville Road
Ransomville, New York, United States
(716) 791-3911