Marilyn Baker
Thursday
6
September

Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home
500 W. Prospect Rd.
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Friday
7
September

Visitation at Main Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, September 7, 2018
Our Lady Of Peace- St. Joseph Church
3312 Lake Ave.
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Friday
7
September

Mass

1:00 pm
Friday, September 7, 2018
Our Lady Of Peace- St. Joseph Church
3312 Lake Ave.
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Joseph Cemetery
W. 19th St.
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

Obituary of Marilyn Baker

 Marilyn Ann Baker, 86, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at her home.

 

            She was born April 4, 1932 in Cortland, NY, the daughter of Ceil B. and Mabel (Witty) Osbeck.

 

            She earned her Junior Accounting Diploma with Honors from Bryant and Stratton in Buffalo, NY in 1951 and then worked for Bryant and Stratton in their accounting department for 6 years.

 

            On May 22, 1954, Marilyn married the love of her life in Hamburg, NY and together they shared 62 wonderful years of marriage prior to his passing.

 

            For 35 years, she volunteered with the AARP Tax Aid Program and served as its coordinator for 10 years, helping countless people at tax time.

 

            A member of Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Joseph Church), she loved people and conversation, making fast friends with all she encountered. She always had a listening ear and a heart for service, shown with her volunteering at St. Joseph Finance Council, OSSHIP Counselor, with her nomination for Ashtabula Senior Citizen of the Year Award, and Medical Mutual’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award.  She was well known for her weekly baking treats that she shared with many.  She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, stamping, making cards, and working in her beautiful flower garden where she cultivated her favorite pansies. But her favorite hobby of all was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they were truly the light of her life.

 

            Her survivors include three children, Linda (Rick) Coblitz of Ashtabula, Robert Nelson Baker of Pueblo, CO, and John R. (Anne) Baker of Missoula, MT; four grandchildren, Valerie (Jake) Harchalk, Joseph (Jennifer) Coblitz, Scott (Stephanie) Coblitz, and Mikael Luke Baker; seven great-grandchildren, Clara, Johnny, Eryn, Grace, Levi, Benjamin, and Adam.

 

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Baker on September 17, 2016; and her parents.

 

Visiting will be from 6-8PM on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 7 at 1:00PM at Our Lady of Peace, St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, where family will receive friends from 12NOON until time of services at 1PM. Fr. Raymond Thomas will preside with Fr. Philip Miller serving as a concelebrant. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

            Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, 767 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218 or Catholic Charities of Ashtabula County, 4200 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

 

Online guestbook and condolences available at www.ducro.com

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