Charles A. Baker, 82, of Hazlet, New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Charles was born on August 22, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he grew up. In 1963, he and his wife, Lorraine, settled in Hazlet, New Jersey to raise their family. Charles was the founder of C&C Air Conditioning Company and was also retired from General Motors Company in Linden, New Jersey. He was a proud United States Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War and was also a member of the Irish Federation, Knights of Columbus and the Keyport Council.
He was predeceased by his parents, James F. and Leah (Watman) Baker, his brother, Raymond Baker, and his brothers in law, Edward Zippo, James Castrovilly and David Bauer. Charles is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of fifty-six years (November 9, 1956), Lorraine A. Baker, his loving children, Charles R. Baker and his companion Michael Herman of Morganville, New Jersey, Brian J. Baker and his wife Jennifer of Port Monmouth, New Jersey, Linda Ann Meyre and her companion Robert Mahoney Jr. of Hazlet, New Jersey and Christopher H. Baker and his wife Carol of Morganville, New Jersey. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Brian N. Baker, David Lee Meyre Jr., Christopher Baker Jr., Cassidy Baker, Alexis Baker, Joseph Baker, Charley Baker, Brian Baker and Hailey Baker, his dear sisters, Dorothy Castrovilly and Leatrice Zippo, along with his sisters in law, Eileen Bauer and Joan Strehl and her husband Louis. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Tuesday morning, February 5, 2013 from 9:45 to 10:30 AM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3269 State Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday morning, February 5, 2013 at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733 at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, 900 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com