Belmont, NY - Willis A. Baker, 70, of 23 Norton Street passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013with his family at his side. He was born March 13, 1943 in Belmont the son of Clyde and Onolee (Harris) Baker. On September 12, 1968 he married Donna Allen who survives.
Willis was a lifelong resident of Belmont and attended Belmont Central School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving two tours in Viet Nam. He was employed by various companies in the area including Genesee Valley Nurseries. He later worked for the Village of Belmont and retired as Superintendent of Streets in 2005.
He was a member and past commander of the Herbert Delong Post 808 American Legion and a member of the former Belmont Conservation Club. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed spending time with friends at Beech Hill Camp. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting and having his friends and family stop over to visit.
Surviving in addition to his wife is one son, Kevin (Katrina) Baker and Katrina's daughters, Emma and Elise, one daughter, Michelle (David) Francisco and their daughters, Katelyn, Shelby and Sarah, one brother, Claude (Elaine) Baker of Belmont as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Danielle Baker, a brother, Roderick Baker, and two sisters, Monica Kurensky and Iva Ward.
A graveside service with military honors is being planned for a later date at Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Home Care & Hospice or any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.