William Bruce Baker

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Oct 13 1961
Oct 18 2019
58 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

William Bruce "Bowser" Baker, 58, of Parkesburg passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Reading Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Cathryn Wagner Baker with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Betty Stallard Baker of Coatesville and the late William D. Baker. 

Bruce was an area resident all his life and a 1979 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. He was employed most of life in construction as a professional roofer. 

He was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a NASCAR and Dallas Cowboys fan and he loved tuning into WXPN radio station. 

He is survived, in addition to his wife and mother, by two children; Brittany Caroline Baker and fiance Allan Simms of Gap and Brandon William Baker of Parkesburg, one grandson Brycen A. Simms and one sister Beth A. Baker of Coatesville. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday October 26, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA with visitation from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to the  Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. 1117 Country Club Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17316.
 
Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com 

Service Date: 
Oct 26 2019 - 3:00pm
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home

Condolences

Our precious family, Cathy, Brittany and Brandon.

Our hearts are broken.  We all love Bruce and will miss his love.

Stay strong and keep all the wonderful memories close to your hearts. ❤️

With Love,

Aunt Carolann and Uncle Merritt 💘

 

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To our loving daughter Cathryn and precious grandchildren Brittany and Brandon,

Grandmother and Granddad love you all so much.  We will miss Bruce so much and will always love him.

May he be in peace.

 

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My sincere condolences! Bruce and his big booming voice will be missed. May he rest in peace.

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Cathy, Brittany, and Brandon,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. 

 

 

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We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Bruce.
Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time. 
 

Jeff and Patti McComsey 
 

 

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Brandon, Cathy and Brittany
We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family during this difficult time.

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Cathy, Brittany, and Brandon, 

My deepest condolences. Growing up Bruce was like a 2nd dad to me. I always enjoyed when I ran into him especially when I worked at dutchway he always came down my line and made me laugh. I love you all so much.

 

 

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I send my sympathy to the Baker family in the passing of your love one and that you be comforted and strengthened. My heart to hear of losing one of our 1979 Classmate.

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So very sorry for your loss. Bruce was a great man. May God be with you all at this time.

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My heart hurts hearing about your great loss. Bruce knew he was loved by each of you and so many other family members and friends. He was a great dad and husband and the time you shared together was too short. My favorite childhood memories of Bruce are of him being silly- sometimes singing and most always  dancing. His favorite tunes were by the Grateful Dead, but he also liked a good '90s jam. Also, when the Cowboys were on tv, you better believe Bruce was watching! And even though I'm not a football fan, I'm turning my tv on tonight (Eagles vs Cowboys) and rooting for a win for Bruce.

You'll be in my thoughts always,

Love, Sara Jean 

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Brother Bowser you will be Missed BIG TIME.I come to know you and LOVE YOU and your family with ALL my💘.ALL of our brothers and sisters will always be.PEACE be with you my Friend.Karen and I pray for your family.

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Our hearts our broken.No words can express the lost we feel. Just know we are always here for all of you. Love Scott , Dawn and Family

 

 

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May God continue to provide strength to our beloved Baker Family during this sorrowful time. Aunt Cathy, Brittany & Brandon, we all love you so dearly and are so saddened, along with you, by the untimely loss of Uncle Bruce.

One of the greatest uncles a niece could ever dream of, I adored his Charisma and Captivatingly Striking Personality. The memory of his essence will forever remain in our Hearts, Thoughts & Prayers. 

I love you Uncle Bruce - Hope

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Dear Cathy, Brittney. and Brandon,

I know there is nothing I can say that can help you through this time of sorrow, but I want you to know that my heart is broken a long side of yours.  I had a lot of good times with Bruce, and I am going to miss him terribly.  I hope you can find peace at this time.

Love Sandi 

 

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Cathy, Brittany and Brandon,

Our Sorrow is Overwhelming and you are all in our prayers. We love you all so much and will never forget the love Bruce shared with our family, especially Drayton.   We are here for you Cathy, Brittany and Brandon.  God's Blessings.

Love, Aunt Cyndi, Uncle Ron and Drayton ❤️

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Dear Cathy, Brittany & Brandon,

There are no word to convey how sorry I am for the loss of your husband & father. I will keep you in my prayers.

With Love, Tacie

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To The Baker family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending my prayers and love to you during this difficult time.

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and memories to forever hold in your heart.

With my deepest sympathy,

JoeAnna G.

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Our deepest sympathy to the family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  

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I am so sorry for your loss of Bruce. We went to school together.  I will always remember he sat next to me in homeroom and would always make me laugh.  He always brought  a smile with him.  .  I'm praying for all of you he will be greatly missed, God bless you and your family.

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We just want you to know you have our deepest sympathy and our prayers for peace of mind and heart.  Bruce was so big of full of life, he was a wonderful neighbor and friend.  His big booming voice and laugh will be greatly missed and we will tell his stories for years to come keeping him alive in our hearts and memories.  The world is a little sadder place having lost such a kind and generous man...please know we ALL are here for you.  We love you all!

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