In Loving Memory, Robert N. Baker
December 23, 1918 – August 30, 2013
Baker, Robert N. Age 94, U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Beloved son of the late Robert and late Helen (nee Leyden). Third Degree Member of Knights of Columbus, Quigley Council #2428; member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #143; one of the founding fathers of the Gin Mill Golf Club. The Club is still in existence and is currently celebrating its 55th year. Bob was still golfing in the club in 2005 when he was 86 years old. Bob was a Chicago White Sox fan and an avid Chicago Bear fan holding season tickets for 50 years. Bob would love to sing the Bears fight song, always giving a fist pump at the end. Bob was a kind, gentle and a classy man. He leaves behind numerous friends that will miss him dearly.
Gentlemen, celebrate his life and know we are all better men having walked along side Bob Baker.
I met Bob when he was about 70 and up to and through the until the last time I saw him a few weeks ago he always was interested in what was going on in your life. It was never about Bob. He was always interested in your family, job or opinion. But once you brought up a topic, Bob was all over it, be it sports, politics or community. He never ceased to amaze you. Bob truly wanted the best for each of us and now he may be in a position to provide a little help. I will miss that Sunday morning “so Bruce what’s going on in the courts” and we were off. What a great man.
I fortunately had the Pleasure to Golf with Bob and the pleasure of him kicking my ass his final golf year in the club because he will always be in the Club in our hearts and minds. What a pleasure to talk to a true gentleman. Bob you will be missed!!! RIP
The stories may be gone, but the memories will live on for ever in the Gin Mill family.
R.I.P. Bob baker
It won’t be the same this Sunday when we tee it up at Oak Hills. Instead of Bob sitting in the golf cart looking at us he will be looking down on us from his new country club. He is now a member of a very elite country club. Bob, you have shown us all how to live this life with dignity, honesty and a true love for your fellow man. You have touched so many lives and have done so in such a positive way. Thank you Bob for your friendship…it is something I will cherish the rest of my life. May God hold you in the palm of his hand…I will see you on the 19th hole!!!!
God truly blessed all of us for letting Bob be part of our lives! What an awesome man, one flaw though he loved the White Sox ! I guess everybody is allowed one.