Richard Baker

Obituary of Richard Francis Baker

Richard “Dick” Francis Baker, 87, died peacefully on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at his home.  He was born on May 7, 1933 in Houston, Texas.  He married Frances Rita Cleboski on May 16, 1953.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Rita Baker, and his parents, Evelyn and Francis Baker.

Richard is survived by his brother, Norman R. Baker; sons, Richard Baker and his wife, Pamela, Gary Baker and his wife, Cindy, Gregg Baker and his wife, Rise; daughter, Barbara Payne and her husband, Edward; grandchildren, Richard J. Baker, Jr. and his wife, Quinn, John Baker and his wife, Christin, Jennifer Grimsley and her husband, Jody, Kimberly Hahn and her husband, Thomas, and Arthur Mock and his wife, Rosanna; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Brooklyn Baker, Colton and Sadie Grimsley, Caleb and Persephone Mock, and Tinley and Sutton Hahn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was an active member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church since 1971.  He was a lector and his booming voice could be heard at 5:00 p.m. Mass for many years.  He was a member of the Men’s Club and also ran Church Bingo for decades.

He worked at Busacher Electronics, Universal Electronics, Harrison Equipment and Rose Electronics.  He excelled as an electronics salesman and ultimately sales manager.

Richard will be remembered for his work ethic and dedication to his family and friends.  He made friends easily and retained those friendships forever.  He will be missed by all.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., with a Rosary at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2020 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 4213 Mangum Road in Houston, Texas.