Joseph R. Baker

June 21, 1941 - October 6, 2018 Lewes, DE | Age 77 "Joe"

Joseph Richard Baker, 77, of Lewes, De. and  formerly of West Grove, Pa., passed away after a short illness on October 6, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends at Beebe Hospital in Lewes.

Joe was born on the Cochranville family farm on June 21, 1941 to Clifford Baker, Sr., and Palma Cooper Baker, both long deceased. He is predeceased also by his two brothers Clifford Baker, Jr. and William Baker. He is survived by his sister Betty Ann and her husband Charles I. Sensenig, Sr. , with whom he lived, six nephews, and close friend Richard M. McReynolds of Rehoboth Beach, De.

Joe Graduated from Octorara High School in Chester County, Pa. in 1959, then worked on the family farm until 1979 when he entered into employment at Weaver Foods in New Holland, Pa. In 1997 he moved to Lewes, where he enjoyed living very much.

Joe was very outgoing and enjoyed meeting people wherever he went. He also enjoyed crafts. He would build miniature model buildings, bird houses, and anything else that took his fancy. He also greatly enjoyed gardening.

Despite a chronic infection in his hip replacement later in life and a badly broken leg still later, Joe remained a generous, true, and loving friend to all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State St., Kennett Square, Pa. on October 15, 2018. Reception/viewing at 11 AM and services at 12PM. Interment with be at Faggs Manor Cemetery following the services.

Message from the Family

Please share with us your fond memories of Joe.



October 15, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service

October 15, 2018 12:00PM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


October 15, 2018 Pending


  1. Miss You Joe Rest in Peace. Always enjoyed our time together.


    Dennis Huff | October 19, 2018 at 1:59 PM
  2. Joe was a great guy. I will always remember the conversations we had. I loved his sense of humor.

    Douglas Beasley | October 12, 2018 at 2:06 PM
  3. Stacey and George will miss Joe. Joe had great personality and wit.

    George/Stacey | October 11, 2018 at 1:16 AM

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