Ronald A. Baker

January 1, 1942 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 79)


Ronald A. Baker, 79, of Worthington

January 1st, 1942 - September 3rd, 2021 

Ron was born in Bay City, Michigan to Arthur and Lillian (Press) Baker. The family returned to the Worthington Area, and he graduated from Worthington-West Franklin High School. He worked for Pullman Standard after graduating. Despite his father's doubts, Ron decided to venture into the gas patch to make a living. That turned into an over forty year adventure of drilling and producing natural gas and oil wells as a co-founder and president of Baker Gas, Inc. 

Ron was well known throughout western Pennsylvania for his expertise in the industry, and wisdom in business. He formed many business partnerships, and encouraged others in their entrepreneurial pursuits. While always working, he also acquired many hobbies throughout life, such as hunting, fishing, golfing, wood working, and an occasional stiff drink and Marlboro. He was a member of Seneca Lodge #805, Coudersport Consistory, Syria Shrine, and Elks Lodge #203. 

Ron is survived by his wife Patricia (Rapp) Baker, his sons, Timothy (Gretchen) Baker and Michael (Jennifer) Baker, and his grandchildren Brody, Kellyann, Evelynn, Jack, Laurel, and Brynn. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lillian, brothers Thomas Baker and Gary Baker. 

Funeral arrangements will be private and have been entrusted to the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home in Worthington. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the Worthington-West Franklin Fire Co.

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Worthington/West Franklin Vol. Fire Dept.
171 Linton St. PO Box P, Worthington PA 16262

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