EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 22, 2013

Charles W. Baker


Norway, ME — Charles Walton Baker, son of Charles Gould Baker of Georgetown, Mass., and Belle Y. Pelletier of York, Maine, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Norway, Maine on August 20, 2013. Chuck was born on February 23, 1953, in Boston, and grew up in Georgetown, and then in North Andover. He graduated magna cum laude from Brooks School, and went on to excel at M.I.T., studying higher mathematics. He then worked in the computer industry as a scientific programmer. He enjoyed cycling and bike racing. Eventually, Chuck settled in Norway, where he enjoyed his community and the pot luck dinners, as well as daily hiking for exercise.

Chuck is survived by his brother, Dick Baker and his wife, Cheryl, of Underhill, Vt.; and many cousins, including Bob Sawyer of Bedford, Mass., Barbara Natalino of Bradford, Mass., and Robert F. Sawyer of Simsbury, Conn.; cousins, Jan Jacques of Auburn, Debbie Hurst of California, William McDonald of Rowley, Mass., Jimmy McDonald of Ipswich, Mass., Betsy Costa of Groveland, Mass., CarolAnn Farnsworth of Rowley, David McDonald of Newbury, Mass., and Bonnie Stone of Salisbury, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Tri-County Mental Health Services, 143 Pottle Road, Oxford, ME 04270. A memorial service will be planned later this fall.