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Guy A. Baker Jr.

Guy A. Baker Jr., 79, of Emmitsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 3, 1931, in Emmitsburg, he was the son of the late Guy A. Baker Sr., and Ruth (Sanders) Baker.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Ann (Hollinger) Baker.

Guy graduated from St. Joseph's High School and was a 1953 graduate of Mount St. Mary's College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during his tour of duty. Guy was the registrar at Mount St. Mary's College for 43 years. He also worked as a District Court Commissioner for the state of Maryland for 17 years. He served as the former mayor of the Town of Emmitsburg, and was a volunteer at the Emmitsburg Food Bank, the Gettysburg Hospital and the Seton Shrine. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish in Emmitsburg.

He was awarded the Brute Medal, presented the President's Medal and the 200th Anniversary Medal, all from Mount St. Mary's College. Guy served as a past board member and chairman of Citizen's Nursing Home, Frederick Community College and St. Catherine's Nursing Home. He served as president and a member of the Gettysburg Hospital board for 35 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Brute Council 1860 and the 4th Degree Bishop McNamara Council. He was a life member and hall of fame member of the Vigilant Hose Co. and was instrumental in many major fundraising activities. He was a former member of the Emmitsburg Ambulance Service, a member of the Francis X. Elder American Legion Post 121, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6658 and a member of the Catholic War Veterans.

Guy was very devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. He attended nearly all of the sporting events and school activities of his grandchildren. He was a very proud and devoted father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, surviving are children, Cindy Adams and husband, Denny, Laurie Wivell and husband, Rodney, and Jo Ann Boyd and husband, Bill, all of Fairfield, and Julie Davis and husband, Frank, Patty Kuykendall and husband, Karl, and Guy A. (Gabe) Baker III, all of Emmitsburg; grandchildren, April Gastley and husband, Josh, Jessica Adams, Jeffrey Adams, Adie Wivell, Kari Wivell, Tricia Wivell, Jennifer Boyd and Matthew Boyd, all of Fairfield, Pa., Mark Adams of Leesburg, Va., and Katie Davis, Kellie Kuykendall and Emily Kuykendall, all of Emmitsburg; great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Gastley of Fairfield; sisters, Frances Keilholtz and Jane Orndorff, both of Emmitsburg; brother, Charles E. Baker Sr. and wife, Mary Ann, of Finksburg; and brother-in-law, John S. Hollinger of Emmitsburg. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Brian Kuykendall; and a sister, Kay Barnickel.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, where rosary prayers will begin at 4 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Emmitsburg. The Rev. Stephen P. Trzecieski, C.M., will serve as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the New St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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