James C. Baker

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James C. Baker

November 06, 1972 - January 31, 2019

James C. Baker Ipswich - James C. Baker, loving husband and father of two, passed away on January 31, 2019, at the age of 46. Residing in Ipswich, Jim was born in Salem on November 6, 1972 to Stanley and Marilyn (Sue) Baker of Ipswich. He attended elementary schools in Ipswich and N. Yarmouth, Maine and graduated from Ipswich High School with the class of 1990. Jim graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 1994 and also attended classes in computer sciences at Boston University which led to a successful career with Eagle Investment Systems in Wellesley.
Jim was an avid reader and music lover and was a bass player for the band Eddy’s Shoe for over twenty years. He enjoyed yoga and spending time with his family. Crane Beach was a favorite place of his and he loved to swim and play with his children in the water. He could also be found walking in the woods with his wife and their dog, Millie. Jim was a wonderful father, husband and son, and was a dear friend to many. He was a friend of Bill W. and active in the sober community. He fought the disease of addiction with all of his might. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly and their two children Calla and Caleb of Ipswich, his parents, Sue and Stan Baker of Ipswich, his sister in law Jacqui Baker, niece Noelle and nephews Isaac and Griffin Baker of New Milford, CT, his brother-in-law, Jason and wife Amberly Steele, and nieces Grace and Stella of Simpsonville, SC, and father in law Robert and wife Mary Steele of Owensboro, KY. Jim was preceded in death by his brother, S. Neill Baker in October 2018.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday February 16 at 1 p.m. at the First Church in Ipswich, Meetinghouse Green. Memorial donations in his name may be made to Learn to Cope at www.learn2cope.org “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” To send a condolence to his family please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on February 7, 2019
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9 posts

Captain Jack
Feb 11, 2019
I will miss Jim so much. I pray for his family during these difficult times in the hopes that comfort and healing are not far away. Fare thee well Jim
Kevin Martin
Feb 09, 2019
Stan & Sue, my sincere condolences on your loss.
Kevin Martin
sue Ingram
Feb 09, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chelsea Rice
Feb 08, 2019
To the precious family of this sweet man, my heart is broken for all of you. I know how much Jim loved you. Although we are many miles apart we are here for you. I'll cherish the memories I have of Jim.
Marianne & Bill from Ipswich AA
Feb 08, 2019
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We knew Jim through AA meetings and saw how much he wanted to be sober. His kind and warm heart were apparent to all. We will miss him and will pray for you to have the strength to endure this terrible sadness. God bless.
Ed Mair & Margy Powell
Feb 08, 2019
Our wish for peace and serenity to Kim, the kids, and family at this sad time.
Ray and Nelda Best of Owensboro, Ky
Feb 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.
Joanne Rosinski
Feb 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss, it is never easy. May God give you strength during this trying time.
Amber Steele
Feb 07, 2019
This is a great highlight of how AWESOME Jim was! So many great memories before (and after) kids. Love you all!!!