Baker, Alan W, 95, of New Port Richey, passed away on April 22, 2020. Alan was born on January 14, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He proudly served as a World War II Veteran in the United States Army Air Corps. He was in Guam during the war while there were still Japanese soldiers on the island.
In his younger days, Alan loved to take his boat out into the Gulf of Mexico. Later in life he spent his summers at a home he owned in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, where he and his wife spent many happy summers there. He also loved to golf and continued to golf well into his 80’s. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he was very good to them. Over the years, he was a proud member of the VFW and the American Legion. He loved to go to both places for their breakfast and dinner specials, or for a couple beers. Alan had a love for his cigars and it was rare to see him without one in his mouth. He is remembered as having the most contagious giggle that made people laugh along with him. He loved his money and enjoyed following his stocks and investments. Alan’s sense of direction was amazing and he never forgot a place he’d been to in the past. He had the ability to provoke people just to get under their skin in a good natured way.
Alan is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Marcia Ann Baker; daughter, Robin Baker Bird; son, Jay Baker; step-children, Daniel Barrus, Kathleen Rossini, Cynthia Williams, Andrea Mountain, William Barrus, and Donna Davis; grandchildren, Katie Baker, Erica Bird,Daniel Barrus, Jeremy Barrus, Andrew Rossini, William Rossini, Breanne Hill, Derrick Hill, Karissa Hill, Crystal Rodriguez, Carly Mountain, Jordan Davis, Aaron Barrus and Benjamin Davis; and great-grandchildren, Owen Barrus, Derrian Hill, Stella Hill, Issac Rossini, Savannah Rossini, Carson Rodriguez, Phoebe Rodriguez, Norah Curl, Henley Stover, and Jaelyn Kumar.