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Francis J. Baker

May 13, 1953 - May 17, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc


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On Sunday May 17, 2020 the Baker family is sad to say that the “Big Old Bear Daycare” has been closed. Pop Pop Baker has been called to Heaven. Francis “Frank” J. Baker, 67, of Kingston, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at home surrounded by family.

Frank was born in Washington, PA to Marion (Hello) Baker of California, and the late Francis S. Baker on May 13, 1953. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Plains, PA. He married his first and last love, Nancy M. Lunnie. They would have celebrated 49 years of marriage this August. After graduating from high school, Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He graduated from LCCC with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Frank was employed by the state of PA as a Correctional Officer at SCI Dallas before retiring after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon, Post 558. Frank was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and would be heard listening to his all-time favorite singer, Bruce Springsteen.

Frank was preceded in death by his father Francis S. Baker, his father-in law John L. Lunnie, and mother-in-law Jessie M. Lunnie.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Nancy, his mother Marian (Hello) Baker, California, son Francis Stanley, of Kingston, Jennifer Sarah Hokien and her husband Richard, of Kingston, Kelley Cathleen Smith and her husband David, of Wilkes-Barre, 5 grandchildren; Teressa Lynn Baker, of Reading, Sydney Baker Hokien, of Kingston, Samantha Baker Hokien, of Kingston, Brenna Smith, of Hazelton, Sophia Smith, Wilkes Barre, and Riley Smith Wilkes-Barre, and one great-grandchild McKenzie Baker of Reading, sister Jackie Coffer and her husband Gary, of California, sister Michelle Olshefski and her husband Robert, of Sterling, PA, brother Michael Baker and his wife Jill of California, and his little buddy Ethan Paylor, of Wilkes-Barre, of which he loved very dearly. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly.

Nancy along with her children would like to thank her sister Elaine Perta of her gift of love by donating her kidney to her brother-in-law Frank. Frank and Nancy had 9 more loving and wonderful years together due to her.

Frank family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Renal Consultants of Wyoming Valley and the doctors and nurses of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at a time of convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

For additional information or to leave Frank’s family a message of condolence, please visit www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.