Bo Michael Baker, 21, of Fort Plain, New York, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 25, 2013.
Born in Gloversville, N.Y., on October 3, 1991, he was the son of Kenneth Baker Jr. and Theresa Fassett Baker. Bo was a graduate of Fort Plain Central School, where he was the catcher on his high school baseball team, joining his brothers in their love of the game.
Bo's mother will never forget his smile that lit up her day. His father will always remember his cannon of an arm and his brothers will always say he shared a quality of class with his favorite baseball player, Derek Jeter. Bo was devoted to his paternal grandparents, Vonnie and Kenneth Baker Sr., and he would do anything he could for them.
Bo also was a member of the high school bowling team and played college baseball at FMCC/SCC.
Bo was the kind of small town country boy everyone loved. He touched the heart of so many with his ability to light up a room with laughter and an amazing sense of humor.
Bo loved hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, working on cars, camping, music, his Mustang and Ford truck, and collecting knives. But most of all, he enjoyed hanging out with the boys, especially Ryan Kane, R.J. Whiteman, Cianan Porter, Marquis Eley, Justin Smith and Chris Gattman. Bo truly enjoyed time with his many friends and his brothers, who were his best friends.
Special thanks to Coach Craig Phillips and the Fort Plain coaching staff for all their years of coaching and guidance.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ed and Sharon Fassett. Bo is survived by his beloved mother and father, Theresa and Kenneth Baker Jr. of Fort Plain; two brothers, Dustin and Brent Baker of Fort Plain; paternal grandparents, Vonnie and Kenneth Baker Sr. of Canajoharie; aunts and uncles, Bruce and Stacie Baker of Canajoharie, Jason and Marietta Baker of Minnesota, Wendy Butler of Herkimer, Tammy and Kevin Talbot of Fort Plain, Ann and Paul Ouderkirk of Palatine Bridge; cousins, Jordan, Courtney, Brittany, Gabriele, Nikki, Caitlyn, Falon Baker, Dan, Laci Talbot, Zachary and Brittany Ouderkirk.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Fort Plain Reformed Church, 165 Canal Street, Fort Plain, with the Rev. Nancy Ryan officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Reformed Church. At that time the family will receive relatives and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Bo M. Baker may be made to the Fort Plain Baseball Fund, 1 Henry Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.
Please sign the online guestbook for Bo at www.houghtalingandsmith.com.