Edgar G. Baker, 91, of Carbondale, passed away suddenly Saturday at the Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart.
His wife of 63 years, the former Mary Lois Toolan, died October 8, 2015.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late C. Wesley and Louise Brownell Baker, he was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale.
After high school, he was employed working in the oil fields of California.
On returning to Carbondale, he studied chemistry at the University of Scranton between 1948 and 1953.
At the same time, he joined the Gentex Corporation, Simpson, in their Research and Development Department.
During his time at Gentex, Edgar was awarded a total of 10 US Patents covering life jackets and other products that were manufactured at the local facility for several decades. The patents themselves spanned the years from 1953 to 1970.
After leaving Gentex, Edgar worked for several other companies in both New York and Pennsylvania.
He enjoyed trips to the shore and long rides, as well as joking around with everyone.
He enjoyed gardening, especially growing numerous tomato varieties, and picking blueberries in the summer.
He was quick to lend a hand, and he was a good cook.
He will be missed by everyone.
The family would like to thank Sinclair Home Health, especially Kathy Earley, whose care made him feel extra special.
The family would also like to thank those who provided care to Edgar at Wayne Woodlands, especially Claude, Ray, and Sara.
Surviving are 4 children, Christopher Glenn Baker and wife Miriam, Waymart; Mary Kay Perry and husband, Rev. Donald Perry, Carbondale; Mark Baker and wife Theresa, Waymart; and Jeffrey J. Baker, Jermyn; four grandchildren, Damian Baker and companion Erin Poulo, Aimee O’Hara and husband Ryan, Tiffany Perry and fiancé Joe Esgro, and Joshua Perry and wife Lauren; five great-grandchildren Ryan and Kaitlyn O'Hara, Leila and Aurora Esgro, and Louisa Rae Perry; a sister, Janet McMyne, New Jersey; a sister-in-law: Sr. Jean Toolan, IHM, Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother: Duane; and a stepfather: Rolland J. Powderly.
As per Edgar’s request, funeral services will be private with no public viewing.
Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.
To send online condolences, please visit the funeral home’s website.