Brenda J. Baker
July 26, 1943 - December 20, 2012
Brenda J. Baker, 59, passed away Thursday (Dec. 20, 2012) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Baker was born on July 26, 1943 in Wellsville to John R. and Jean (Lyon) Burdsall. She was a 1961 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On May 30, 1964, she married Richard M. “Dick” Baker, who survives.
Brenda was a stay at home mom and devoted her life to her husband and children.
In addition to her husband of 48 years, she is survived by two sons, R. Bruce (Jennifer) Baker of Frederick, Md. and David (Rachel) Baker of North Beach, Md.; one brother, John R. (Joan) Burdsall of Fairport; two sisters, Barbara (Doug) Strong of Southwick, Mass. and Debra Dyer of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren, Zackery Baker, Emily Baker, Kevin Baker, Kyle Baker and Christine Cyr; one great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins.
Brenda loved books and was an avid reader. Through the years, the simple pleasure of spending time with her husband, children, and grand children was most dear to her heart. She was also devoted to her many friends, enjoying special memories together. Brenda cherished her relationships and drew strength from the love of family and friends.
There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be planned in the spring with burial in the Baker Family Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
Memorial contributions in Brenda’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.