Theodore Baker

Theodore H. "Ted" Baker

Sunday, October 3rd, 1937 - Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Ted Baker, 82, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y. passed away quietly at home on February 5th 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born on October 3rd, 1937 in Bronx New York to Arthur and Sadye (Freidman) Baker. He was a graduate of Bronx High School of Science, he received his B.S. in physics from Clarkson University and attended graduate programs at Northeastern University.
Ted joined IBM in 1964, after 25 years of dedicated service he retired early in 1990. He was a senior manager and integral part of the engineering department . He received 3 awards of the highest recognition in creative contributions. He was credited for 17 patents and 19 inventions in the field of integrated circuits. He received his CFP in 1987 and became involved in real estate development alongside his wife in anticipation of the next phase of his life.
Ted spent his adult life being a faithful and devoted member of Temple Beth-El. He was on the Board of Trustees, Treasurer of both the Temple and JCC, a long standing member of the Harding Club and The Romeos.
Ted spent his retirement doing what he loved, skiing, swimming and boating with his wife Brenda. Their motor yacht the “Brenda J” where they created many wonderful memories traveling with their family and the many friends they’ve met over their 28 year journey. They were members of The Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club, Bahamas for 19 years where they lived during the winter months.
He is survived by his devoted wife Brenda J. Baker. In addition, his children: Dee Baker Chabot (Brian Chabot), Kimberly Baker (Christian Fekete), Alysia Baker (Russell Seymour). Ted was blessed with 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild; Daniel Chabot (Jessica Chabot), Philip Chabot, Gabriel Fekete, Simon Fekete, Austin Chabot, Sophia Baker-Seymour and his great grandson Leo Chabot.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Richard Baker and his grandson Nathan Chabot.
The funeral service will be held Friday February 7th, 2020 at 11:30 am at Temple Beth-El, 118 S. Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. interment will be immediately following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
In lieu of flowers donation to Temple Beth-El 118 S. Grand Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 and Gift of Life International, PO Box 650436 Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 (
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    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 11:30am
    Temple Beth-EL
    118 S. Grand Avenue
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  • Interment

    Temple Beth-El Cemetery
    Rt. 44
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merri cook

Posted at 06:13pm
February 9, 2020
To Brenda and the entire Baker family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa, and the patriarch of your family. And I am deeply sorry that I didn’t hear of this in time to attend the events marking his passing. My fault, working to a fault, and not paying attention to the real world around me during these days when Ted had passed.
I have always greatly admired your family, with my children growing up with Simon and Gabriel, and with Kimba and Christian, all of us going through the trials and tribulations of being parents together in the Rhinebeck community. Kimba and I have been through alot together! Alysia has also been of great help to me in my own life’s passages. So I have followed your family over time.
If I could share a memory beyond all the Halloweens on Livingston Street, it would be the year I attended the Baker Family Thanksgiving, and how it was such a pleasure to be in the midst of such a loving family.
I have often told Kimba that your family reminds me of my own, so far away on the West Coast. Large, loving, supporting, all of the hallmarks of a great family. At that Thanksgiving, I also remember the sheer preponderance of food(!), and especially the spectacular array of homemade desserts that Brenda made. Those were clearly made with love of family, and not with any concern that there might be more than enough there to feed a small army! It was a lovely evening of great food and great conversation and a testament to a family, led by your Dad, to live life to it’s fullest.
My deepest sympathy for your loss,
Merri Cook

Cathy Kinn

Posted at 05:43pm
Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know you and Ted had a good life together and I hope your wonderful family will be of great consolation.
Cathy Kinn

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