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Thomas "Tom" Carr Baker
Date of Death: January 12, 2018
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Visitation
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Tuesday 1/16, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Tuesday 1/16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
120 Keating Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Wednesday 1/17, 11:00 am

Reception following the service at
Omps Reception Center, Amherst Chapel

Cemetery
Location Not Available
Wednesday 1/17

Private

Memorial

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Special Love, Inc. (http://specialove.org)
117 Youth Development Ct.
Winchester, VA 22602

Youth Development Center, Inc. (https://www.myydc.org)
3 Battaile Dr.
Winchester, VA 22601

Thomas Carr Baker “Tom” was born 1938 in Winchester to the late Mary Sullivan Baker and Charles B. Baker. He graduated in 1956 from Handley High School where he was president of his class. He went on to attend Virginia Tech graduating in 1960 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. On August 5, 1961, Tom …
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Christopher White left a message on January 29, 2018:
My condolences to Sheila and the rest of Tom Bakers family. I attended the very first Camp Fantastic in 1983 and 3-4 years after. I got to Tom and Sheila Baker very well and will miss him very much. I am saddened greatly to hear of his passing.
Mary and Bob Fetter left a message on January 25, 2018:
It was such a pleasure to work with Tom last year for the Virginia Watercolor Society annual exhibition at the MSV. He entered his beautiful paintngs in the show and enrolled in the October watercolor workshop. His illness prevented him from participating but his enthusiasm and support were so appreciated. This gentle, kind and generous person was known and loved by so many and will be missed in this community. Condolences to Sheila and all the family.
Janice Davis left a message on January 21, 2018:
I loved knowing him the past 16 years and every time he came into the YDC I would pick on him. I so loved him and Sheila so much! I can look around my home and see all of Tom's painting. One Great Man!
Ursula Bean left a message on January 18, 2018:
I did not know the Bakers that well, but what I do know is that Tom and Sheila always had such kind demeanors when I would see them at Mass on Sundays. They were always pleasant and caring, asking questions about me and my family. I did not know that Tom was sick. I did know that sometimes Sheila was in a wheelchair and I would say to myself, what a lucky lady she is having Tom as her chief caregiver and provider......... I am so sad for you Sheila and your family. I was devastated to hear about his passing this past Sunday. RIP dear kind Tom and may God Ursula Bless you Sheila and your children and family. Ursula Bean
Susan March left a message on January 17, 2018:
So sorry we couldn't be there but our hearts are with you. We thought the world of Tom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shelia and the family. Pete & Susan March
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kitty and Bill Shendow left a message on January 17, 2018:
Tom lived an exemplary life of service to others and dedication to to his family. We are a better community for his service and better as individuals for having known Tom, Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelia and his family.
Leanna Price left a message on January 16, 2018:
Heartfelt condolences for the family of Tom Baker, out of such sorrow you have given my child the gift of confidence to live her life, I am forever indebted to you both. You have been an example of a life well lived with generosity, kindness and empathy, you will not be forgotten as you and Sheila we carry in our hearts. Lots of love during these times and always. Leanna Price and family
David Konefal left a message on January 16, 2018:
Thank you Tom! <3
Jeff Flowers left a message on January 16, 2018:
My thoughts and prayers to Shelia, Katie, Mark and family during this difficult time. Tom was truly a great man and will be missed.
Sue Martin left a message on January 16, 2018:
I will always remember Tom's smiling face at Camp Fantastic and his calm presence. My thoughts and prayers are with the Baker family and all he touched.
Jan Bresch left a message on January 16, 2018:
Tom was such a warm, gentle sole who welcomed me into the Special Love family with a big hug and smile, and never stopped. I'm honored to have known him, worked with him, and experience taking pain and loss and making it hope and love for others. It has been a gift to so many families.
Margie Quelet left a message on January 15, 2018:
Jeff Quelet was in the first Special Love camp and continued to part of it for several years. He had bone cancer and lost a leg, Because of the Bakers andSpecial Love, he is living a good life and is forever indebted to their Love and support.
Judith Dale Foreman left a message on January 15, 2018:
My thoughts and prayers for Sheila and family. God bless and comfort them.
Kerry Trice left a message on January 15, 2018:
One of the nicest people I have ever met - he made a difference.
Jean Barch left a message on January 15, 2018:
I will always treasure the memory of Tom - his laugh, his generosity, his compassion and most of all his zest for life. Just by being himself, Tom encouraged me to be a better person. We all will miss him at Rotary. Our community has lost one of its heroes.
Louise Enoch Myers left a message on January 14, 2018:
In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and strength from friends comfort you. Tom chose a life of selflessness and generosity and will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences. ❤️
Simon and Vicki Newlin left a message on January 14, 2018:
Our Love and Prayers especially for this great loss and our hearts are with the family ! Tom was a wonderful man and blessed with a wonderful wife dear Shelia. Peace and Prayers, Love, Vicki and Simon
Tucker White left a message on January 14, 2018:
Our world is a better place for Tom having been in it! Thank you for being a dear friend to our family. Tucker White and Family
Rick Brown left a message on January 14, 2018:
As a 16 years old young man I would lucky to be hired by Tom Baker and Tommy Glass. Working clean up new homes they was building. I was very blessed to have Tom Baker as a mentor young man starting his first job. I have had the good fortune to have know Tom every still I was 16. I will miss seeing Tom, but I know his good works in Winchester will never be forgotten.
Pat and Shelly Woznak left a message on January 14, 2018:
One of the most generous people we have ever met. Praying for Mrs Baker and the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Janet Nieto left a message on January 14, 2018:
What an extraordinary man and family who have left their indelible mark on so many. He will be missed greatly, but his love and generosity will love on for eternity.
Kate Stokely Powell left a message on January 14, 2018:
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Barbara Wise left a message on January 14, 2018:
Tom and Sheila are wonderful people, I am a better person for knowing you both.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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