Resolution J332-2013

Mourning the death of Darlene Kay Baker, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community



  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION mourning the death of Darlene Kay Baker, distin-
guished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Windsor, New
York, died on Friday, August 10, 2012, at the age of 68; and
  WHEREAS, Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, on June 21,  1944,  Darlene
Kay  Baker  distinguished  herself  in her profession and by her sincere
dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of her community;
  WHEREAS, She was retired from a medical receptionists position; for 25
years, this remarkable woman served in various  positions  at  her  Alma
Mater,    Davis    College,    (formerly    Practical   Bible   Training
School/Practical Bible College), Johnson City, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker's job duties at Davis College included work
in the business office, the alumni  office  and  as  a  receptionist  in
charge  of  the  front  desk;  she  endeared  herself  to colleagues and
students alike with her gentle spirit and sweet smile; and
  WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker labored alongside her pastor  husband,  Rex
A.    Baker,  who  served two churches and an administrative position at
Davis College over a span of 40 years; and
  WHEREAS, Darlene Kay Baker's commitment to excellence, and her  spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including char-
itable and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition  to  her husband whom she was married to for 45
wonderful years, Darlene Kay Baker is survived by three children,  Scott
(Lucy)  Baker,  Stan  (Rhonda) Baker, and Stephanie (Rich) Bosworth; six
grandchildren, Shane, Sherree, Shannon and Samantha Baker, and David and
Katie Bosworth; a brother, Marlin (Ace) Carson; one sister-in-law, Betty
Carson; a nephew, Jeff (Denise) Carson; a niece Cathy Field;  and  their
children,  Tyler  and  Steven Carson, Katie Carson (Jake) Burghardt, and
Tim Field; as well as a special cousin Sandra (Dan) Biss; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued  with  a  sense  of
compassion,  Darlene  Kay  Baker  leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the death of Darlene Kay Baker, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of her community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Darlene Kay Baker.


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