H. Darwin “Stub: Baker, 82, of Butternut Lane, Hamilton, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born July 26, 1936 in Madison, NY, a son of the late Harold R. and Mary Lemery Baker. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School where he was a member, vice president and president of the Future Farmers of America. In his early years, “Stub” worked on the family farm as well as other farms in the area. He was later employed at Hamilton Farm Implement Co., and then began his own company, Darwin Baker Excavating in Hamilton. On August 22, 1967, Darwin married Carol Crossway in Nelson, NY, a loving union of over 51 years. Stub enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, gardening, especially growing garlic, and was an avid snowmobiler. He also refurbished John Deere 2-cylinder tractors.
Surviving are his wife, Carol; his children, Stacey and Rusty Coleman of Hamilton; LouAnn and Everett Hance of Hubbardsville; and Steve Baker of Hamilton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Loren and Bonnie Baker of Atlanta, GA; Warren and Joan Baker of Hamilton; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private celebration of Stub’s life will be held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2369 Lake Moraine Rd., Hamilton, NY
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org; the Cornerstone Baptist Church; or to the FFA, c/o Hamilton Central School, attn: Debbie Welsh, 47 W. Kendrick Ave., Hamilton, NY 13346.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.