Robert H. Baker, 77, of Quakertown, PA, better and more lovingly known as Bob, Honey, Dad, Daddy, Pop or Pop-Pop, passed away Tuesday, August 24th, 2021. He was the son of the late Thomas and Alice (Blowers) Baker. He was the loving husband of his wife of over 52 years, Peggy Katherine Baker (Witmer)
Robert lived most of his life in Lansdale, PA where he raised his family and worked for many years as a Dairy Supervisor for Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms. He was a boss, but also a caring friend to many with whom he worked. Upon his retirement, he devoted his life, over all else, to his family, caring for his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and many grandchildren. He loved children and animals, especially his dog Dexter and other family pets. He loved watching movies, spending time with his family, telling great stories and making people laugh. His family was the best achievement in his life and to which he would attest he was most proud. He loved Ford Mustangs, especially the ones he owned over the years, the Mustang Bullitt being his most recent. He was a die-hard Phillies and Eagles fan, often wearing a hat to show his support. In fact, he was rarely seen without a hat that represented something he loved. He was fun, he was gregarious. Bob had an incredible charisma, a special way with people. People adored and admired him. He made a lasting impression on everyone he knew. He had a face and a personality that was unforgettable. He loved bartending at family parties and always made sure everyone was having a good time. He was passionate in every way, especially in his passion for his family. He devoted his life to his wife, the love of his life, who he credited with all the good things that came his way. He became her nurse, caring for her through Stage IV cancer. For the impatient man he was, he stayed by her side through every appointment and cared for her at every turn without hesitation and with a surprising, loving, and admirable patience. We credit him for saving her life when she fought a formidable battle with pneumonia. He was extremely proud of his daughters and often in awe of their accomplishments and the men they married, who he called his sons. He scared most boys away so only the strongest survived and married his daughters who were the apples of his big brown eyes. He hosted sleepovers for all the grandchildren where he and Peggy served up movies, popcorn, snacks, and desserts galore. He brought donuts, oh so many donuts, in the mornings for breakfast. He took the grandkids to QMart and bought them pizza, candy and let them play the arcade games and race the cars. He took them to lunch and would claim he was the artist that painted all the pictures hanging on all the walls. He told them he swam the English Channel with an anvil on his back and that he could do cartwheels so fast they couldn’t even see him do them. The kids believed he could do anything, because he could. They believed he was Superman, or at least, their Superhero. He spoiled anyone when he was able and always gave more than he could afford. He would spend his last dollar on those he cared for. Bob was old-school, old-fashioned in the most lovable ways. He was strong, our protector. He was the one and only love of Peggy’s life, her true hero. It was love at first sight and her undying love for him will live on in her heart until they are together again. Our Honey, our Dad, our Daddy, our Pop, our Pop-Pop meant the world to his family and his family will miss him dearly. They’ll miss his voice, the smell of his cologne, his calls on birthdays and first days of school, his company on doctor appointments, and his presence in this world. Until we meet again. Love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck, forever and always, to the moon and back, we love you MORE.
Robert is survived by his wife, Peggy, daughters Kimberly Stout, wife of William, and Tracy Hibsman, wife of Andrew, and his, grandchildren, Morgan, Ryan, Katherine and Cameron Hagerty; Nolan, Mya and Maxwell Hibsman; Nathan, Andrew and Grace Stout.
You may visit with Robert's family, Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 from 5:00-6:00 PM, at Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951.
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