Paul Baker, long-time Northside resident, passed away on Aug. 19 at the age of 88.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1931 and raised in Carollton, Missouri, served in the Navy and lived and worked most of his adult life in Chicago.
He enjoyed travel, took cruises yearly and just last year walked the Great Wall of China. He served for decades as president of the Boardwalk Condominium board of directors, where he was the heart and soul of the Boardwalk community. He was an avid reader, traveler and exercise enthusiast, walking to classes at Weiss Hospital several times a week including the last week of his life.
He was preceded in death by his father Paul Baker, his mother Lucille Baker, his brother James Baker and many friends.
He is survived by nieces Kyle Baker and Kim. He is mourned by friends including Doris Sidney, Nancy Poore and Jean Albright who will forever miss his friendship and gentlemanly presence.
Paul Baker was a supporter of the Center on Halsted. Donations can be made to the Center in remembrance of him.