NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Edward “Ted” P. Baker, Jr., of North Jackson, Ohio, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, while a patient of St. Elizabeth Health Care Center, Youngstown, Ohio, following an extended illness. He was 77.
Ted was born September 28, 1941, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a son to Edward P. “Paul” and Dorothy R. (Hazlett) Baker, Sr.
He was a 1959 graduate of Hartford High School and had worked for Ranger Transportation, Burbank, California, as a truck driver. In addition, he was better known as the owner of Race Car Hardware, Girard, Ohio, a speed shop and supply company, who built top-fuel engines for racing.
His memberships included: Teamsters, National Hotrod Association and North Eastern Ohio Oldsmobile Club.
In his spare time, he enjoyed race cars, drinking adult beverages and the company of his fur-pups, “Minnie and Ruby”.
Survivors include his children, Albert A. Baker (Melissa) of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, Brian P. Baker of Hubbard, Ohio and Dorothy “Dottie” D. Rogers (Timothy) of Orlando, Florida; stepdaughters, Tawnya Ortiz, Laura Jenderko and Marjie Campbell; grandchildren, Trisha, Timothy “TJ”, Alexandria, Kylie, Lauren, Addison and Abbey; 11 stepgrandchildren; great-grandsons, Elijah and Zander; four stepgreat-grandchildren and his siblings, Terry Baker of Hartford, Ohio, Judy Smith (Jim) of Kinsman, Ohio and Gary Baker of Fowler, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Mary Jane (Smith) Baker and siblings, Harry Baker and Mary Rose Baker.
A memorial gathering to honor Ted’s life will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:00 p.m., also in the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, OH 44473.
A television tribute will air Thursday, August 1 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.