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Byron "Hank" Henry Baker

March 23, 1934 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 87)

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     Byron H. “Hank” Baker, of Camden, passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 in Bayhealth/Kent General Hospital, Dover, DE. He was 87.

    Hank was born Mar 23, 1934 in Norfolk, NE., son of the late Frederick Baker and Doris Carlson.  He enlisted in the U.S Air Force proudly serving 23 years and retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant.  Hanks passion and the subject of many war stories are the planes in which he proudly served as a Flight Engineer the C-5, C-133, Connie, and B-47 as Crew Chief.  He later worked for Warren Industries and Rockford products.  His hobbies included boating and his precious Viking Yacht.  His was known by all for his ability to fix anything boat and car related.  He was instrumental in the acquisition of the C-133 for inclusion in the Dover AFB Museum and devoted many hours with the restoration team restoring it to perfection.  He was a member of the Masonic Union Lodge #7, Wyoming Methodist Church, Easter Seals Cruises for Kids, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and was a Shriner.  Hank was always a leader, very driven to make things happen and passionate about his family.  Hank and Dotty traveled extensively around the world and didn’t hesitate to jump in the car to visit friends and family or just go on an adventure.  He is survived by his wife of 58 Years Dorothy Baker (Ahmer) and his daughters Lori Lynn Forsberg (Brad) and Katherine Baker King (Dave); 4 grandchildren, Jeff Walvick (Claire), Christopher King (Amanda), Andrew King and Shelby Baker; and great grandchildren, Sam, Lily and Asher.  

   Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021 in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc.,119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming; with a Masonic Service beginning at 4pm.

   Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, Monday  November 29, 2021 in Wyoming United Methodist Church , 216 Wyoming Mill Rd, Dover, DE ; with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 11:30am.

   Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Air Mobility Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover AFB, Dover, DE 19902.

 

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
November 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pippin Funeral Home
119 W. Camden Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, DE 19934

Masonic Service
Sunday
November 28, 2021

4:00 PM
Pippin Funeral Home
119 W. Camden Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, DE 19934

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
November 29, 2021

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Wyoming United Methodist Church
216 Wyoming Mill Road
Wyoming, DE 19934

Funeral Service
Monday
November 29, 2021

12:00 PM
Wyoming United Methodist Church
216 Wyoming Mill Road
Dover, DE 19904

Burial

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
26669 Patriots Way
Millsboro, DE 19934

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