Robert was born on April 4 1934, in Smethport, the son of the late John B. and Alice Annette (Dibble) Baker. He was married to the former Marie May Galusha who preceded him in death on April 4, 1992.
Robert worked for Eberly Tannery and later Westfield Tanning for a total of 47 years. He loved playing the harmonica and violin, spending time with his family and friends and his long time companion, Dorothy Burdick. He also enjoyed playing bingo and “stupid chicken” watching.
In addition to his companion Dorothy, Robert is survived by a son, Russell Tubs of Roulette; a daughter, Laura Hemphill of Roulette; a brother, Merle Dibble of Bradford; grandchildren, Kristine (A.J.) Fessenden of Roulette; Critter (Anna) Hemphill of Port Allegany; Melinda (Tim Gotschal) Hemphill of Eldred: Kathey (Daniel) Brown of Galeton; Tammy Tubbs of Selinsgrove; a grand daughter–in-law, Lisa Tubbs of Ulysses: 16 grandchildren including Brittany Freer, who took care of him, of Roulette; several great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Marie, Robert was preceded in death by two sons; Robbie Tubbs and Edwin Tubbs, who the bridge on Chestnut Street in Coudersport is named in honor of, a grandson, Phillip Tubbs, four brothers; Oscar, Ed, Harold, and Cleo Baker and two sisters; Pearl Elias and Helen Manning.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation Friday, October 9, 2020 from 6-8:00pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 am at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Cameron, officiating. Pennsylvania COVID-19 guidelines will be in place including mask and social distancing. Burial will be in the Eulalia Cemetery.
A luncheon will be held following the burial at the Riverside Methodist Church, River St., Roulette, at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Robert’s name be made to, Roulette Fire Company, River Street, Roulette, PA 16746.
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