Maynard E. Baker

Mr. Baker

Maynard E. Baker, 90, of Amsterdam, NY, passed away Friday morning, April 6, 2018, at St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in St Johnsville, NY.

Born in Amsterdam, NY on July 2, 1927, he was the son of the Late Maynard R. and Genevieve McGuigan Baker.

Maynard was a graduate of St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam and Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY.

Maynard was a parishioner and communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Amsterdam.

He was also a charter and lifetime member of the Irish American Club.

Maynard is survived by his wife of 71 years, Eileen “Pat” Baker at home; three sons, Daniel Baker (Azalea) of Amsterdam, Jeffry Baker (Agnes) of Boston, MA, and Thomas Baker (Mary) of Perth, NY; and one daughter, Jill P. Ioele (Armand Lauria) of Gloversville, NY; thirteen grandchildren, Beth Anne (Jeremy) Joel, Amy (Christopher) Hale, Daniel (Danielle) Baker, Kelen, Catherine and Shawn Baker, Cherie Smullen, Brie (Steve) Pirog, Emily and Drew Baker, Ashley Lauria, Adam and Christopher Ioele; and six great-grandchildren, Sadie, Max, Gabrielle, Aidan, Santino and Laurel. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

He was also predeceased by his grandson, Richard Smullen on February 4, 2018.

Maynard graciously donated his body to the Albany Anatomical Center for Research.

The family would like to especially thank St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, for giving Bake a home away from home. Your loving care and support will be forever grateful.

Memorial gifts in Maynard’s name may be made to, St. Mary’s Church, 156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, St. Jude’s City Mission Schenectady, 425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305-2608 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are by the Riley Mortuary Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

To send online condolences to the family, visit www.rileymortuaryinc.com.