‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Donald's visitation.

Donald C. Baker

Donald Cleophas Baker, 88, a long time resident of Coventry Township, went home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Cleophas and Helen Baker on October 29, 1931 in Everett, PA. He graduated from Everett High School in 1949.  In his High School yearbook he noted the 3 things he liked the most; driving his Plymouth, the movies, and Betty Jane. On February 24, 1952 Donald drove off in his Plymouth, as a newlywed, with the love of his life Betty Jane Snyder to spend the next 68 years together.

Donald proudly served in the Army during the Korean War, was a member of the Portage Lakes Masonic Temple and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber. He attended Lockwood Methodist Church, The Baptist Temple and later The First Baptist Church of Barberton.

Don is survived by his wife, Betty Jane; daughter, Sabrina McQuay; daughter in law, Susan Baker; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is survived by his many nieces and nephews and his wife’s siblings, Marvin Snyder, Kathleen Harclerode and Pauline Smith, all of PA.

He was preceded in death by his son, Keenan Baker; his sister, Betty Langham; and his son-in-law, Greg McQuay.

Donald was an active member of the community and was a devout Christian his entire life. He lived a full and happy life, enjoyed reading his Bible, watching movies and travel.  He loved to laugh and his daily driving of the Portage Lakes circle. He showed unconditional love and devotion to his wife, family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and neighbors. We were all blessed by having him in our lives.  

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the St. Luke's Lutheran Community and Crossroads Hospice for the compassionate and respectful care provided to Donald during his time there. A special thanks to Jay and Lori Seeman and Tim and Karen Snyder for the love and care shown to him over the years.

“We love ya, and we'll see ya soon!” 

In lieu of flowers consider making donations to the Alzheimer's Organization, Wounded Warriors or Crossroads Hospice in memory of Donald.  A service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.  Donald was laid to rest at the Lockwood Cemetery. 

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald Baker, please visit our flower store.


Dear Betty Jane and Sabrina, Remembering the good times on Carnegie Ave. We are so sorry for you loss - he was such a nice man. Cherish your memories. Phyllis & Dick Boike

Phyllis Boike Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM

Don was a very kind, giving and gentle man. He did so much for my father by driving to work with him at Goodyear for years after he was paralyzed. Don would park the car and it was key in my dad working over 30 years and getting to a full retirement.

I last saw him I believe a little over a year and a half ago at Church. He is someone I will always have great memories of and will miss.

Betty and Sabrina my prayers are with both of you!

Scott Swisher Jun 28 2020 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Donald C. Baker, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Army Veteran, Donald C. Baker, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum Jun 26 2020 12:00 AM