BAKER, HOWARD P., 86, Ebensburg, formerly of Carrolltown, passed away April 29, 2021, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. Born January 25, 1935, in Cambria Twp., the son of James and Violetta (Leslie) Baker. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Jean Conrad and Patricia Shaffer; and brothers, David and Leo Baker, and an infant brother, Wilfred. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Gloria (Moore) Baker; children, Deborah (Raymond) Shrift, Portage; Wayne (Aida) Baker, Garrettsville, OH; and Denise Baker (Joe DeSalvo), Ebensburg; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Margaret Croyle, Flinton; Barbara Glessner, Harrisburg; Dorothy Trybus, OK; and sisters-in-law, Ethel Baker, Hastings; Catherine “Kitty” Baker, Northern Cambria; and Theresa Moore, Carrolltown. Retired coalminer from Barnes & Tucker Mine 24. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. “Howd” was very proud of the Carrolltown community and worked tirelessly as a volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, receiving an award for 16 years of service. Family and friends are invited to a memorial mass which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. Fr. Jude Brady, OSB, celebrant. Committal, church cemetery.
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