John Baker

John “Sonny” Baker, age 82 of Sweet Valley, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.


He was born in Seneca Falls, NY on November 15, 1936 and was the son of the late John and Blanche Garbush Baker.


John served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was employed for several years and retired from Medico Industries, Wilkes-Barre.  John enjoyed watching football games, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joann T. Baker and sister, Bernadine Ziomek.


John is survived by son, John J. Baker, Jr. and his girlfriend Barbara Palfey of Sweet Valley; daughters, Deborah A. Baker and Jennifer Hamilton and her husband David, both of Sweet Valley; sisters, Jean Laird of Missouri, Lorraine Siegrist of Lancaster and Patricia Banashefski of Florida; brother, Theodore Baker of Sweet Valley; grandsons, Korey M. Fegely, Nicholas E. Fegely and Kyle Hamilton and his wife Baylee; granddaughter, Bailey Hamilton; great-grandson, Trevor Fegely; numerous nieces and nephews.


A prayer service will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Rev. Alex Roche of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth, officiating.


Visitation will be from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Birchwood Nursing Center and Guardian Home Health for the compassionate care given to their father.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.