Eugene Walter Baker Jr., 71, of Cambridge, MA, passed away peacefully at
Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by beloved family members. He
was the second son of the late Eugene Walter Baker Sr. and Mary Ellen
He was raised in various locations throughout the United States, as his father
had a career in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Hamilton High School in
Brooklyn, NY and attended Boston University.
Eugene joined the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era and was stationed in
Caribou, ME as a firefighter. After leaving the military, he worked as a
computer network specialist, retiring in May from Raytheon BBN
Technologies after 44 years. He was an avid Boston sports fan, getting
particular enjoyment from watching the Boston Bruins. He also
enthusiastically followed NASCAR, often sharing one of his favorite
experiences about how he was a pit crew member for a race car driver friend
when they were younger. Most of all, he was dedicated to spending time with
his loving daughters. He also enjoyed gardening, home projects, jazz music,
and was a dog lover.
He was predeceased by his brother George H. Baker. He is survived by his
daughters Amy V.L. Baker and Kendall V.L. Baker, and his former wife, Lori
Lovejoy, his mother, and siblings Su san V. (Baker) Almeida, Marlene D.
Baker. He also leaves behind two nephews, Marlen J. Baker and Earl J.
Almeida Jr., and a niece, Charlene V. Almeida plus many grand nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
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