Philip D. Baker
Baker Philip D., age 54, of Roseville, died Sept. 8, 2002. Preceded in death by parents, Robert O. & Mary E. Baker, and sister, Catherine Sorrell of Ft. Wayne, IN. Will be dearly missed by wife, Beth Ann Lewis and best friend, Sunny; brothers, Max (Ginny) and John of Ft. Wayne, Harvey (Brenda) and Sam (Sue) of Payson, AZ and sister, Roberta Widmann Foust (Ned) of Ft. Wayne; nieces, nephews, and many special friends. Phil loved math, science, the beauty of nature, and the wonders of the universe. He was president of his own computer consulting business. Like Stephen Jay Gould, the Harvard paleontologist, Phil lived with cancer and did not accept the statistics as a death sentence. Gould wrote ``Of course, I agree with the preacher of Ecclesiastes, that there is a time to love and a time to die when my skein runs out, I hope to face the end calmly and in my own way. For most situations, however, I prefer the more martial view, that death is the ultimate enemy and I find nothing reproachable in those who rage mightily against the dying of the light.'' So too, did Phil live. Friends and family are invited to share a celebration of his life on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 am at Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale St., Roseville. Memorials are preferred to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, 2485 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55113. Cremation Society of MN Mpls 612-825-2435
Published on September 10, 2002
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