Robert “Peanuts” Baker

February 18, 1926 ‒ August 02, 2007

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Robert “Peanuts” Baker, 81, of Beechdale Drive, died Thursday, August 2, 2007 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.

Robert was born February 18, 1926 to Russell and Viola (Yarger) Baker and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1944.

After graduating high school, Robert placed his country first and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served from June 1944 to June 1946 and he was honorably discharged with the rank of Yeoman 3rd Class.

After his time in the service Bob used his GI Bill to make his way through college. He graduated from Heidelberg College earning his bachelor’s degree. On August 9, 1958 he was married to Jean Sinerson with whom he celebrated 48 years of love and commitment.

Bob retired from White Westinghouse after working 38 years as an Electrical Engineer and Cost Analyst Advisor. After retirement Bob gave his time as a volunteer at Richland Newhope impacting children’s lives with compassion and heart felt care.

A competitor at heart, Robert loved athletics especially basketball. While playing basketball for Mansfield Senior, Robert earned the honor of being All-Ohio. In 1995 he was inducted into the Mansfield Senior High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Bob loved to play golf, he could be found at any area course.

Robert was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church for 50 years.

Bob “Peanuts” Baker will be remembered by friends and family for his constant encouragement and kindness. He was a perfectionist who did all things well… and will remain a beacon in the hearts of those he pushed to become better.

He is survived by his loving wife Jean Baker of Mansfield and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a great-great nephew.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother William Baker and a brother-in-law Jim Sinerson.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, the Friendly House, or the Mansfield Senior High School Hall of Fame Association.