June 23, 1934 — April 12, 2019
SOUTH CORINTH — Arthur L. Baker, 84, of Holmes Road, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home.
Born on June 23, 1934 in Corinth, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ada (Potter) Baker.
Art attended Corinth Central Schools.
He married Verna Colson on June 5, 1956 in Corinth, and the couple resided on Holmes Road for many years. She passed away Jan. 10, 2015 following 58 years of marriage.
Art joined the U.S. Army in 1953, serving during the Korean War, until his discharge in 1956, and fought in several battles during the war.
He worked as a self-employed contractor in the Corinth area for many years, doing remodeling, additions and new construction.
Art was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed gardening, and watching the New York Yankees.
Besides his wife and his parents, he was also predeceased by two brothers, Alvin Baker and Edward Baker.
Survivors include his children, Shirley Kopa (Wayne) of Burnt Hills, Wayne Baker (Cynthia) of Corinth and Susan Stewart of Corinth; six grandchildren, Eric Baker (Donielle Bolton) and Michael Baker (Gwen), who both were raised by Art, of Corinth, Nathan Baker (Brielle) of Corinth, Alanna Gill (William) of Corinth, Jesse Kopa of Burnt Hills and Leanza Kopa of Burnt Hills; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Baker (Ethel) of South Corinth and Donald Baker (Cindy) of Corinth; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Art’s request, services are private and at the convenience of the family.
The family wishes to thank the Town of Corinth EMS and the Corinth Fire Department, and the Saratoga County Sherriff’s Department, for their kind and professional response.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, at www.cancer.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.