Gene Charles ‘Papaws’ Baker

Mr. Baker

Mr. Gene Charles “Papaws” Baker, age 56, of Caroga Lake, passed away peacefully September 13, 2018, at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville with his family and friends at his bedside.

He was born August 22, 1962, in Gloversville, the son of the late Clarence Brown and Estelle Baker. He was employed as a frame operator by Lee Dye Textile Inc. of Gloversville for over 20 years. Gene also operated a saw mill for several years.

One of Gene’s many life accomplishments was building his dream home on East Caroga Lake. Gene loved collecting antiques, going to garage sales and auctions (number 240), taking boat rides with his family, and most of all spending time with his puppies.

Gene is survived by a daughter, Amber Baker (Mo Conte); two sons, David (Brittany) Baker and Michael Baker; a brother, James (Cheri) Baker; three granddaughters, Georgia Baker, Olyvia DeRocker, Claire Conte; two grandsons, Zander Baker and Landon DeRocker; along with several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

The family will receive relatives and friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with the family friend, Bobby Bulger officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Mountain Valley Hospice and/or Amsterdam NYOH Cancer Center.

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By Kerry Minor

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