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Obituary for Roy Harold Baker

Roy Harold Baker, 91, of Dover passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the
Community Hospice Truman House following a period of declining health.

Roy was born in Dover on March 27, 1926. He was the son of the late Walter and Pearl
(Prysi) Baker. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amy Baker; and
three brothers, Robert, Orval and Kenny Baker.

He attended New Philadelphia High School until he was drafted into the United States
Army in 1944. He served in the 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division under General Patton.
He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and held captive for six months in
Germany. He was discharged from the United States Army in 1946. He later received
his high school diploma from New Philadelphia High School in 1980.

He worked at Custom Coaters and Dover Tank and Plate as a truck driver for many
years. Following retirement, he worked as a guard at Dover Chemical.
He was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Strasburg, and the
Strasburg American Legion. He enjoyed rabbit hunting.

On October 5, 1952, he married Audrey Swonger, who survives. He will also be sadly
missed by his children; Timothy (Rhonda) Baker of Piedmont, and Harold (Peggy)
Baker of New Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Brian (Jenny) Baker and Nathan Baker
both of Piedmont, Heather Baker of Dover, and Irene (Jamie) Swisher of Alabama;
along with several great- grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on
Sunday, July 9, 2017, from 1-3pm and from 5-7pm. A celebration of Roy’s life will take
place at the funeral home on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11:00 am with Pastor Jason
Rissler officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. The Strasburg
American Legion will conduct military honors. To sign an online guestbook for Roy, visit
the obituary link on the funeral home’s website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Community Hospice
Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

9

Jul

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Dover

803 North Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

Visitation

Sunday

9

Jul

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Dover

803 North Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

Service

Monday

10

Jul

11:00 AM
Toland-Herzig Dover

803 North Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622


Memorial Contribution

Community Hospice Truman House

716 Commercial Ave SW
New Philadelphia , Ohio 44622
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