Mr. Roy B. Baker, Sr., of Medina, passed away on November 16, 2016 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Baker was born in Johnsonburg, NY, December 16, 1929, a son of the late Odell and Marjorie (Eddy) Baker. On October 28, 1950, he married the former Gertrude Hillyard. Mr. Baker was a US Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Harrison Radiator, as a tow motor operator, for thirty years. He also was employed by the Medina Central School District, as a school bus driver, for twenty four years.
Active in the community, he was a founding member of the Medina Crusaders Motorcycle Club in 1957 and a charter member of the Orleans County Sheriff Department Auxiliary Motorcycle Patrol and served from 1986-1995. He had a great interest in Harley Davidsons. He owned and rode Harley’s since 1945. Through his friendship with Stan’s Harley-Davidson, Inc., he was a longtime customer and friend. Roy was a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) and participated in many HOG events. He enjoyed many Sturgis Motorcycle Rallies. Roy was a member of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and the UAW, Local #686.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; two children, Linda (Rich) Pitcher and Roy (Cindy) Baker, Jr.; 4 grandchildren, Jim, Richie (Stacey), Brian (Melinda) and Sara (Andi); 11 great grandchildren, Nickolas, Tyler, Brock, Gunner, Jacob, Elijah, Wyatt, Lukin, Erica, Mike and Zoe; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Melvin and a sister, Marie.
Friends may call on Monday (2-5) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center Street, Medina. Military honors will be accorded at 5PM Monday at the funeral home by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County, POB 489, Albion, NY 14411.