Berry L Baker obituary 1932-2023

Berry L Baker, 90, of Chambersburg, entered into the arms of his Savior on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

Berry L Baker
Berry L Baker

Born October 11, 1932 in Harlan, Kentucky, he was the son of Willie and Maude (Turner) Baker.

Berry lived a full and active life with many friends. In his younger years, he participated in multiple sports, but especially enjoyed playing and coaching baseball. He coached teams in the Nellie Fox League and also the Chambersburg Maroons.

Berry loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and exceptional gardener. He blessed many people over the years with his hunting and gardening harvests. He was active in leadership with the Letterkenny Rod and Gun Club for over 50 years being selected as Sportsman of Year multiple times.

Berry was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, where he most enjoyed participating in twenty summer work camps.

Berry served two years in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division and retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in 1987.

Berry deeply loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Sara C. Shope Baker; two sons, Ronald (Deborah) Baker & Donald (Ann) Baker, Chambersburg; two siblings, Mossie Sites, Chambersburg & Jean Bumbaugh, Shippensburg; five grandchildren: Kelly (Jonathan) Lehtonen, Campbellsville, KY; Mark (Christine) Baker, Lancaster, PA; Daniel (Ali) Baker, Chambersburg, Kara (Zach) Baker, Cumberland, PA; Jeremy (Meg) Baker, Camp Hill, PA; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Berry was preceded in death by five brothers: Otis, Dennis, Rastus, John, and Bill Baker; and two sisters, Mildred Wilder and Mabel Frederick.

A service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 225 S. Second St Chambersburg, PA.

Visitations will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to CROSS MINISTRY, 712 Pinola Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is assisting with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



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