Bart Baker, son of Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer Stanley Baker (Class of 1999) and an business innovator in his personal proper, handed away Jan. three in Leesburg, Fla., from problems from COVID-19. He was 78.
A local of Cleveland, Ohio, Baker was an achieved artist. However he got here again to pest administration business product producer J.T. Eaton & Co., which his father had bought in 1949 and he had grown up serving to out in, to assist it develop internationally. He retired in 2012 as senior VP of the Twinsburg, Ohio-based firm, after working a few years side-by-side with each his brother, Ben, and son Dale.
Along with Ben (Janet) and Dale (Tabitha), Baker is survived by his spouse of 23 years, Priscilla; kids Rachel Calipetro (James), Jennifer Fullam (Jeff), and Michael Puleo (Lisa); and his brother in-law, Gregg Henry (Dale Walker). He’s additionally survived by his grandchildren: Mackenzie Fullam, Madelynn Fullam, James Calipetro III, Megan Calipetro and Jacob Calipetro.
Within the 1980s, Baker wrote the favored advertorial collection “Bart Baker Speaks” for Pest Management (now Pest Administration Skilled) journal. Per an article written on the time of his retirement, Baker “all the time loved working with pest administration professionals, whether or not it’s demonstrating J.T. Eaton’s newest built-in pest administration (IPM) innovation at a commerce present or serving to to troubleshoot a troublesome rodent or insect account on cellphone or in individual.”
The household notes that as “a lover of magic, Bart all the time had one thing up his sleeve. Anytime you’ll meet him. Whether or not or not it’s a miniature mouse or cash for teenagers, Bart all the time met you by doing one thing to make you smile. Bart was a voracious reader, ‘knowledgeable’ (his phrases) fisherman, avid fan of the Browns and the Buckeyes, however most of all, he was captivated with his household. Bart was variety, beneficiant and delicate. He beloved to make individuals snort and he beloved his household and mates unconditionally. He’ll stay eternally in our hearts.”
Funeral plans are suspended till additional discover. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Israel Ner Tamid or Temple Shalom Of Central Florida. The Pest Administration Skilled journal workers extends its honest condolences to Baker’s household, mates and colleagues.