Daniel Baker, 82, of Wappingers Falls, formerly of Carmel, entered into eternal rest August 14 at Vassar Brothers Hospital.
He was born November 5, 1929, to Eva (Barrett) Baker and Daniel Baker, Sr.
He was educated in the Brewster schools and as a young man entered the U.S. Navy. After his service he was employed on a scalloper out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. When he returned to Putnam County he was hired later on as a custodian at Brewster High School, retiring in 1995 after 21 years of service.
Dan married his wife, Gloria, in 1961 and celebrated 51 years of marriage in March.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing guitar and most of all a Giants football game and was probably the most ardent fan.
Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Debra Dellocono of Lake Carmel, Sharon Guenthner of Wingdale, and Gloria Baker of Hopewell Junction; as well as six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His beloved son Robert Green died of cancer in 2005.
Visiting hours are 2 p.m. - 4 p.m and 7 p.m -9 p.m at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, on Friday August 17.
A Funeral service will take place Saturday at 11 am at the Funeral home. Burial will be in the family plot in Union Valley Cemetery, Mahopac.