Frank Loesel Baker

1918 - 1999
Frank Loesel Baker was born July 5, 1918 in Homestead, Pennsylvania. He served in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant.

When one of his parents became ill, the Red Cross brought him home to North East, Pennsylvania before he was to go over seas, as one his family members (his sister Ruth Mabel Baker) was already serving as a Army Nurse in European Theater. After the war Frank became a self employed master plumber.

He was a 50 year member of the American Legion North East Post 105 and the North East Masonic Lodge 399 F. & A.M. and the Scottish Rite Valley of Erie. He was also an honorary member of the Fuller Hose Company in North East.

Frank was an avid outdoors man, hunting and fishing. Many large “hunting feasts” were enjoyed by his friends and family in the large dinning room on Lake Street in North East.

In 1948 Frank was appointed Chief of the North East Fire Department.

Many years ago Frank stopped smoking Lucky Strikes and put .25 cents in a jar everyday, that would tell you how many years ago it was when he quite smoking. Unfortunately he died of Lung Cancer on October 20, 1999.
Frank (left) playmates
 "Charles" and Bob Johnstone
"Chief" Frank Loesel Baker
 Frank Loesel Baker
Frank Baker and sister Ruth
Above and Below
Staff Sergeant
Frank Baker
Above and Below
Frank's daughter
Sarah Elizabeth Baker
Sarah died at the age of 4
from a brain tumor
Marjorie Budick Baker
1918 - 1950
Sarah Elizabeth Baker
1956 - 1960
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