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“So many memories lately... you are the best person I have ever known and I miss you so much that it hurts to think about it ”
1 of 55 | Posted by: Kayla - Oviedo, FL - Daughter

“<3 So many memories lately... you are the best person I have ever known. I miss you so much it hurts to think about it. ”
2 of 55 | Posted by: Kayla - Oviedo, FL - Daughter

“I am sorry I did not know this sad news alot sooner. I went to high school with Mike. We played football and wrestled. My thoughts and prayers will...Read More »
3 of 55 | Posted by: Chuck Bowman - Friend

“This has been very shocking news. My prayers are going out to the family and friends. I went to high school with Mike. ”
4 of 55 | Posted by: Denise Talada Andrew - PA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Mikes family I went to school with Mike MHS 82 ”
5 of 55 | Posted by: Sandra Boyles Johns - PA

“Kayla and Adam You both have been in my thoughts the past week. I will always remember your Dad! Keep him alive with your wonderful memories. He...Read More »
6 of 55 | Posted by: Rosie Lang - Tallahassee, FL

“Friends and Family of Mike, Thank you all for the kind words about Mike. As his brother, I can attest to everyone's comments about the type of...Read More »
7 of 55 | Posted by: John Baker - Montoursville, PA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Mike. I just heard from a neighbor that saw it in the paper..I was in complete shock. I'll will have you and your family...Read More »
8 of 55 | Posted by: Phil Ferazano - Clearwater, FL

“Rita and Family, Carl and I were so sadden to hear of Mike’s passing. He had such a sweet spirit about him and always had a smile for everyone...Read More »
9 of 55 | Posted by: Carl & Barbara Colwell - FL

“Dear Baker family, I am truly sorry to hear the loss of your son Mike. I was a year younger than him, but we were in German class together. He sat...Read More »
10 of 55 | Posted by: Mari (Mitchell) Clements - VA

“Rita and family, Joy and I were almost in North Carolina when we heard the sad news of Mike's passing. I had a lot of respect for Mike and his...Read More »
11 of 55 | Posted by: Joy and Ed Christiano - FL

“To the Baker family, I want you to know what a wonderful man Mike was. I knew him for about 6 or 7 yrs. He was always happy, funny, and giving....Read More »
12 of 55 | Posted by: Susan Kinden - Largo, FL

“Dearest Baker Family- Our thoughts and prayer are with you. Mike re-did our entire kitchen several years ago. He spent so much time in our house,...Read More »
13 of 55 | Posted by: Sherri Joyer and Family - Largo, FL

“Mike and I have been friends since 1970. We did not keep in touch much after college but I would wonder how he was from time to time. Mike was one of...Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Gary Laychur - FL

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. I worked with Mike for many years at Christiano and Parliament. He always had a smile and was...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: Dick Hobson - Dunedin, Fl., FL

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord give you his precious love and comfort during this sorrowful time. We will keep you and your...Read More »
16 of 55 | Posted by: Denny and Mary Lahey - FL

“My deepest sympathy to the Baker family....Mike and I went to high school together, and I dearly loved him. He was a good friend and such a...Read More »
17 of 55 | Posted by: Shelley Rayhorn - Pennsdale, PA

“Dear Mrs.Baker and family, I went to school with mike in montoursville, he was a friend ,u have my deepest sympathy and my prayers are with u and...Read More »
18 of 55 | Posted by: Pam Applegate - pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Baker Family, I am an old friend of Mike's. We went to high school together and the first year at WACC. He used to drive me to class in that...Read More »
19 of 55 | Posted by: Michelle Emrick Benner - PA

“The baker family You don't know me, but I knew Mike very well. We met one night when he stood up for me and he has been there for me ever since. He...Read More »
20 of 55 | Posted by: David McCann - Largo, FL

“To the family of Mike Baker. I grew up and went to school with Mike. My older brother and Mikes older brother John were also very good friends and...Read More »
21 of 55 | Posted by: Bill Keyte - Montoursville, PA

“I am so sorry for your loss. We will be lifting your family in our prayers we have a prayer meeting in our home on Wednesday Eves 7 PM 6550 150th Ave...Read More »
22 of 55 | Posted by: Revs Roger&JaniceFling - FL

“My deepest sympathy. Ours thoughts and prayers go to Mike's family and friends. ”
23 of 55 | Posted by: Jim Eshbach - Montoursville, PA

“Mike, A group of us was trying to track you down this week through facebook. I have a lot of good memories about you brother.. From Wrestling to...Read More »
24 of 55 | Posted by: Thomas M Beechey - Cherry Hill, NJ

“Rita so very sorry . You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Scott and Kitt ”
25 of 55 | Posted by: Scott Pownall - FL

“I have known Mike for many years and have always had the upmost respect for him as a very good man who always tried to do the best he could for his...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: Carl Cioci - FL

“Iam so sorry to hear of your loss. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for Kayla and Adam to lose their Dad. Stay strong for them Rita. ”
27 of 55 | Posted by: Sam Barringer - Clearwater, FL

“Dear Rita, Kayla & Adam, Mike was not just a cabinetmaker. He was an artist. He transformed an ordinary condo into a beautiful home for us. We...Read More »
28 of 55 | Posted by: Joe & Mary DePollo - FL

“Dear Rita, Kayla, and Adam - I just want you to know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and while nothing will ever replace your Dad, he will...Read More »
29 of 55 | Posted by: Dennis Lang - Coral Gables, FL

“We have been lucky to have amazing kitchen cabinets thanks to the caring hands of "Mikey" Baker. He wove his magic in our home two years ago but it...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Bonnie & Kelley Carter - FL

“Rita, Kayla, and Adam, I am truly sorry for your loss. Mike was always very nice to me over the short period of time that I knew him, even though I...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: Zack Scoggins - Gainesville, FL

“Dad, You are my pal always and forever. Nobody will ever replace your spot in my heart. You are well alive inside me, and I won't forget it for...Read More »
32 of 55 | Posted by: Adam Baker - Clearwater, FL

“Dear Rita, Kayla & Adam, We loved your dad and we will miss him terribly. He was always funny and kind and you could always count on him to be...Read More »
33 of 55 | Posted by: Louis & Patti Trovato - Seminole, FL

“Rita Kayla,and Adam, Our hearts are hurting.Please know that we love you very much and we pray for all of you. Michael you took part of my sperit...Read More »
34 of 55 | Posted by: Uncle John @Aunt Jeanie - PA

“Dear Family I remember the first day that I met Mike in my Grandparents back yard, 1979 Montoursville PA.He was full of life playing football with...Read More »
35 of 55 | Posted by: Tracy Goodwin-Kaddouri - MO

“Rita, Kayla & Adam, How sad to hear of Michael passing. What an unexpected thing to happen to such a good man. Getting together with you all those...Read More »
36 of 55 | Posted by: Tony Cioci - St. Pete, FL

“Dear Rita, Kayla and Adam, You have been in my thoughts and prayers. It's hard to find the words to express how I feel. I pray that Mike has found...Read More »
37 of 55 | Posted by: Linda Leavy - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dad, You were my best friend and one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. I know you will always be with me and I know that I can still...Read More »
38 of 55 | Posted by: Kayla Baker - Clearwater, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Baker family. Mike was and will be remembered as a rock solid man filled with integrity. He was passionate...Read More »
39 of 55 | Posted by: Dana and Kris McGee - FL

“We were so saddened to hear of Michael's passing. He was a true professional, and we'll have many memories of him throughout our condo at the Bay...Read More »
40 of 55 | Posted by: Jill and Dave Stanley - FL

“Rita,Kayla and Adam, Words can not express the sadness we are feeling at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry we missed our...Read More »
41 of 55 | Posted by: Toots & Butch - Altoona, PA

“Rita, Kayla & Adam We pray for Michael and that you can remain strong through these most difficult wimes. We send our love and prayers today, and...Read More »
42 of 55 | Posted by: Aunt Jo, Aunt Jean & Uncle John - OH

“Words can't express our sadness at hearing that Mike had passed away. We have such fond memories of growing up together. Wish we could make the trip...Read More »
43 of 55 | Posted by: Patty Urbon - Highland Heights, OH

“Michael will be missed by many at the Bay Mariner.He was in our condo many times,and we feel that he was part of the family.He was considerate and a...Read More »
44 of 55 | Posted by: Jerry&Marion Naeger - FL

“I was very sad to hear of mikes passing.He always had a good joke or something funny to say.He will be sadly missed.May peace be with you and your...Read More »
45 of 55 | Posted by: kelly - Largo, FL

“Mrs. Baker, Kayla, Adam, extended family and Friends, Our heart goes out to all of you through this most difficult time. We truly admired Mike,an...Read More »
46 of 55 | Posted by: Luisa Harris - St. Petersburg, FL

“Mike, thanks for teaching me about cabinet making, and for being a great friend. I can't even imagine looking out the door of my shop and not seeing...Read More »
47 of 55 | Posted by: Tim Goyt - Largo, FL

“Rita, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God be with you all and give you strength, in your time of sorrow. May Michael rest in...Read More »
48 of 55 | Posted by: Sandy & Kevin Holloway - FL

“Mrs. Baker and family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family on Mikes passing. Frank and I have gotten to know Mike over this past winter...Read More »
49 of 55 | Posted by: frank and sandra dunmore

“We extend our sympathys to the family and friends of Michael. He was a familliar face here at A+ Signature Design and we thought very highly of him...Read More »
50 of 55 | Posted by: Meaghan and Ariel Gonzalez - FL

“The tears keep falling...I feel the angels around us, but it still hurts so much. Being in my Kitchen is a constant reminder of the fine work Mike...Read More »
51 of 55 | Posted by: Sue Lang - Treasure Island, FL

“Mike was highly regarded as a true professional in his field but more importantly as a caring gentleman and a friend. He will surely be missed at...Read More »
52 of 55 | Posted by: Barb & Joe Deldin - Indian Shores, FL

“Courtney and I extend our deepest sympathy to all the family. Your cousins in Carlisle, Pa. ”
53 of 55 | Posted by: Terry & Courtney Pincin - PA

“We at Bay Mariner will miss a kind sensitive and creative man. May God hold his loved ones in His hands. ”
54 of 55 | Posted by: Kathy &Roy Benson - Indian Shores, FL

“Sorry to hear it came to this. If you need someone to talk to Rita, just give me a call. Take care. ”
55 of 55 | Posted by: Christine Erzar - Eielson AFB, AK


Baker, Michael R.
45, of Clearwater, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Largo. He was Roman Catholic born in Montoursville, PA. He was a craftsman cabinet maker and owner of Michael's Millwork. He loved playing darts and recently began playing golf. He enjoyed football and hanging out with his friends. He was preceded in death by mother, Janice Baker nee Fatigante. He is survived by wife, Rita M. Baker; daughter, Kayla M. Baker; son, Adam M. Baker; father, Richard and Geny Baker; brother, John Baker; aunts, Jean Fusco and Jo Lawrence; niece, Jessica Baker and nephew, Eric Baker. There will be a Gathering on Sunday, April 26th from 12:30 -1pm, with a Memorial Service at 1pm at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home – Tyrone Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Coalition to Prevent Substance Abuse and Suicide, Inc., Box 497, Bay Pines, FL 33744. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home-Tyrone Chapel