Vernon Baker

Vernon Paul "Paul" Baker


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Obituary of Vernon Baker

Vernon "Paul" Baker

Olean, NY     Vernon "Paul" Baker of 325 N. 12th St. passed away Wednesday (June 20, 2018) at the Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness, in the loving presence of his family.

Born July 24, 1951 in Warsaw he was the son of Vernon "Red" and Gladys Frazier Baker.  He was formerly married to Ella Pierce who predeceased him.  He then met and formed a long and loving relationship with Judy McNeil who survives.  Together they were raising Khrystal McNeil and Niklous Jerenko.  

Paul loved being outdoors and enjoyed working many years as one of the caretakers at Allegany Cemetery.  He was always lending a helping hand to others and did so with a smile.  His family could always count on him for many things including transporting them to any necessary events and appointments.  

Surviving besides his longtime companion Judy are his mother of Salamanca; his "kids" Khrystal and Niklous; a daughter Paula Baker of Salamanca; several grandchildren; Judy's five children whom he loved as his own; 1 brother Dennis (Linda) Frazier of Sandusky; 5 sisters Darlene (Burt) Carpenter of Salamanca, Cynthia Nugent of Borger, TX, Deborah (James) Scott of Franklinville, Katherine (John) Smith of Salamanca and Marcia (Rex) Bartlett of Franklinville and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two infant children Victoria and Michael Baker.

Friends may call on Monday (June 25, 2018) from 5-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  Services will begin at 7pm in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.

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