WATERVILLE, MAINE—David J. Baker, 69 of Waterville, Maine passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, following a long illness. He was born in Skowhegan, Maine, on January 21, 1945, the son of the late John D. and Annie “Annabelle” (Rivera) Baker. Dave graduated from Valley High in Bingham, Maine. Following high school he served in the National Guard. In his earlier years he worked for the postal service delivering mail from Bingham, Maine to Jackman, Maine. He enjoyed traveling the route helping people along the way. He then worked for Scott Paper Company for over 20 years. His jobs ranged from pulling in logs from the river to working in the digest room to sanitation. He enjoyed being around family and attending family gatherings. Dave enjoyed riding his four-wheeler, and motorcycle with his wife, Mary Jane. Dave enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping at Abnaki with his wife and family members. Dave also enjoyed square dancing and traveling with his wife. Dave always enjoyed the art of “dickering.” Over the years he sold everything from pumpkins to woodstoves, and he would sell anything to make a profit. David was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, attending Notre Dame church. He served as a Eucharistic minister with his wife. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Jane Baker. David will be missed by his sons, Michael Baker of Illinois and Jack Baker and his wife Amy, of Skowhegan, Maine; his step children, Valerie Wheeler and her husband, Omar of Winslow, Maine and Peter Rafuse of Waterville, Maine; his grandchildren, Devon Baker of Wisconsin, Jasmine Baker of Illinois, Taylor Baker of Illinois, Kirstie Brown and her husband, Travis of Brewer, Maine, Rebecca Cox, Derek and Caitlyn Baker of Skowhegan, Maine, Benjamin and Jacob Wheeler of Winslow, Maine, and T.J. Rafuse of Waterville, Maine. Dave will also be missed by his many brothers and sisters in-law and their families. Visiting hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with words of remembrance to begin at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, March 28 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, Maine. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Silver Street, Waterville, Maine. The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Grove Center for all their loving care and sensitivity to make Dave’s stay there pleasant and feel like home. The family would also like to thank the dialysis unit at MaineGeneral Medical Center-Thayer Campus, for their thoughtful and caring dedication to Dave during his treatments. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the activities department at Oak Grove Center, 27 Cool Street, Waterville, ME 04901, to purchase Bingo prizes for the residence in David’s memory. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home for your convenience.