George Robert Baker – November 5, 1929 to September 3, 2019 – died peacefully at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois to George & Lucy Baker.
After graduating from Carl Shurz High School in Chicago he attended Coe College graduating in 1951 with a Doctor of Commercial Science (honorary, 1974).
He was employed by Continental Illinois National Bank of Chicago where he rose to the level of Executive Vice President. He was a director for W.W.Grainger Inc., Reliance Group Holdings, The Midland Company, Williams Electronics Inc., American Finance Enterprises Inc.,
He was a Trustee of Children’s Memorial Hospital, The Field Museum of Natural History and Coe College.
George was a stellar bridge player, loved the game of tennis and he and his wife traveled the world extensively.
Favorite Boss, smart as a whip, motivator, storyteller, witty, irascible and giving are some ways to describe George Baker.
He worked hard and enjoyed life. His life motto: Clean living and hard work (said with a wink).
He is survived by his wife, Renae, children Anne and Jim Baker; grandchildren Clare Andre, Lila Baker, Alec Baker and Ethan George Baker; ex-wife Maryanne Evans; and Bob.
Donations can be made to the Suncoast Humane Society.
Interment is private.