WELLSVILLE, NY — Ronald “Ron” James Baker, 76, of Wellsville passed away Thursday (Dec. 31, 2015) following a lengthy illness.
Born in Belmont May 1, 1939, he was a 1956 graduate of Belmont Central School. In 1959 he married his first wife, Kay Carpenter who predeceased him. He married Patricia Ross Pratt on Oct. 30, 2004, she survives.
A man of many talents, throughout his life “Ronny” worked as a draftsman, machinist, mechanic, and on state and local construction projects. He operated heavy equipment and trucks. He was employed at Worthington, Air PreHeater, J.J. Power Tongs, drilled water wells. From 1998 to 2008 he was the ower and operator of RJB Trucking a cross-country trucking business.
He enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting. He was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed spending time and working on projects with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Wellsville; two sons, Gary and Curt Baker of Friendship and one daughter, Laurie “Jeff” Taylor of Friendship; one sister, Carol and several half-brothers and half-sisters; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Ross; and one stepdaughter, Michele Seaver of Wellsville and three stepsons, John Seaver of Ithaca, Ross Seaver of Cuba and Greg Pratt of Wellsville; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
There will be no visitation, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be set to the family by visiting www.embserfuneralhome.com