John M. Baker, Sr., 85, died at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 4, 2017. He was born in Rock City Falls, NY. He was the son of the late Thomas and Eva Baker. John served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a millwright for Cottrell Paper Company, Rock City Falls.John was a vestryman for many years at Christ Episcopal Church, Ballston Spa.He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Baker; his brothers, Fred Baker, Floyd Baker; his sister, Veda Brown; and daughter-in-law, Janet Baker. John is survived by his wife, Beverly J. Baker, whom he married on June 14, 1952; his children, John M. Baker, Jr., Cheryl Grugan; his sister, Enid Older; three grandchildren, five great- grandchildren; his daughter-in-law, Anna Baker; sister-in-law, Joanne Rogers; several nieces and nephews.Calling hours will be Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mevec Funeral Home, 224 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa,Services will be on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Mevec Funeral Home, 224 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa followed by a Requiem Mass at 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa.The family would like to thank the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga for their caring and dedication.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Community Hospice, Foundation And Central Offices, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144, or Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.For directions or to light a candle, visit us at www.mevecfuneralhome.com.