Paul L. Baker, 76, of Newcomerstown, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Union Hospital, Dover.

He was born Tuesday, March 9, 1937, in Guernsey County, to the late Ira and Lorraine (Wyke) Baker.

He retired May 29, 1998, after 39 years from Penn Central, Conrail Railroad as a signal maintainer.

On Monday, July 15, 1968 he married Elverda (Forney) Baker, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Terry (Sue) Baker of Newark; two daughters, Elizabeth (Thomas) Minamyer of Flushing, Shelly (Steve) Meeks of Newcomerstown; four grandchildren, Kyle Baker, Olivia Minamyer, Mitchell and Daniel Meeks, all of Newcomerstown; two brothers, Jack (Ellen) Baker and Gene (Rosemary) Baker, all of Newcomerstown; and two sisters, Betty Bliss of Newcomerstown and Virginia Ames of Coshocton.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Baker ; three bothers, Dale, Donald and John Baker; and one sister, Nova Thurlow.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 6895 Dover Zoar Road, Dover, OH 44622.

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