Obituary for Lewin Thompson "Lee" Baker
Mr. Lewin Thompson Baker, age 93, died peacefully in his home outside of Black Mountain,
NC on March 18, 2017. Lee was born to the late Marvin Hall Baker and Helen Thompson
Baker (Finn after remarriage) on April 22, 1923 in Port Allegany, PA. He was preceded in
death by his wife of 69 years, Erna Dysart Baker.
Lee grew up in Port Allegany, PA and served in the Army Air Corp stationed in Germany in
World War II. Just before being shipped to Germany, he met Erna and directly after he
returned, they were married August 16, 1946. Lee attended North Carolina State University
and received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree, which was to be the first of many.
He worked for General Electric for 30 years in Syracuse (NY), Daytona Beach (FL) and
Schenectady (NY) before retiring to their mountain home in 1984.
Lee was a dedicated husband and caring father. He will be remembered for his intelligence,
gift of inventing, mechanical aptitude and great sense of humor.
Lee is survived by his three children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and their spouses,
and 9 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made, in Lee's name to S.W. Smith
Memorial Library or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor,
Norwalk, CT 06851.
A celebration of Lee's life will be held at the Black Mountain United Methodist Church on
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 3:00. Lee will be buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Port Allegany.