Paul J. “Jay” Baker, 89, of Butler, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital after a very brief illness.
He was born March 8, 1928 in Harmony Junction, Muddy Creek Township, the son of the late Paul E. and Mary (Gerlock) Baker.
Paul was a member of St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church. He also belonged to the Butler Elks, the American Legion, the F & B Club and the Italian Society of Butler. Paul was in the Army’s Air Force during World War II. He retired in 1990 as a weighmaster from ARMCO after a 42 year career.
Paul loved watching the Steelers and Pirates. He enjoyed golfing and participating in the yearly football draft at the Huddle Restaurant and Lounge. Above all he enjoyed the time he spent with his family.
Surviving are his daughter with whom he made his home, Cathy Baker and her companion, Bob Domachowski; his son, John and his wife, Patty of Butler; his granddaughter, Rachelle Baker of East Butler; his sisters, Bette Jane Giancola of Bessemer and Mary Rose Loch of Medina, OH; his nephew, James Ausem of Florida and nieces, Anne Ashwood of Florida and Maureen Cray of New Castle.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Catherine Baker, who passed away August 10, 2016 and his granddaughter, Jennifer “Buffy” Ogorchock.
Friends will be received at Young Funeral Home, Ltd., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, on Tuesday, September 5th from 6 PM until the time of the Blessing service at 8 PM.
Entombment at Butler County Memorial Park Mausoleum.