Leo H Baker
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Leo H Baker
83, Northern Cambria, passed away February 12, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born February 5, 1937, in Carrolltown, the son of James and Violetta (Leslie) Baker. Preceded in death by parents; son, Richard "Rick" Baker, who died in 2002; sisters, Jean Conrad and Patricia Shaffer; and brother, Dave Baker. Survived by loving wife of 61 years, Catherine "Kitty" Baker; daughter, Cynthia, wife of Brian Moriconi, Northern Cambria; son, Jerry Baker (Melissa Kinney), Patton; grandchildren, Benjamin (Jessica) Baker and Caitlin Bassett; Nicholas Moriconi and Allison Moriconi; Justin Baker and Brandon Baker; and great-granddaughters, Emma and Brandy. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Debra Baker, Northern Cambria and Evan and Abbey Kinney, Patton. Brother of Margaret Croyle, Flinton; Howard (Gloria) Baker, Ebensburg; Barbara Glessner, Harrisburg; and Dorothy Trybus, OK. Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Formerly employed as a coal miner for Barnes & Tucker Co. and later worked as a laborer at Consolidated Steel of Frugality. Leo worked tirelessly to provide for his family, always available to help no matter the need. He was most proud of watching his grandchildren grow and begin careers of their own. Retirement was never spoken, having worked from a very young age, Leo never slowed. A work ethic like no other, he was available to family, friend and neighbor for any task, not only eager to help-- but disappointed if not asked. He cut grass, plowed and shoveled snow for many in the neighborhood. He became the daily handyman at the business of his son-in-law and the care-taker of St Patrick Cemetery, which he maintained with pride and loving care. Friends will be received from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Prince of Peace Church. Fr. Matthew Baum officiating. "Now the Labourer's Task is over; the battle day is past; Upon the farther shore, lands the voyager at last. Father, in Thy gracious keeping, Leave we now thy servant sleeping."
Published on February 13, 2020
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Feb 13, 2020
We remember Leo and know he will be missed. We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Feb 13, 2020