Obituary of Mark F. Baker
Age 57 of Joliet, passed away suddenly Friday, August 19, 2022 at home. Mark was born in Chicago, the son of the late Robert and Ethel (Derby) Baker and resided in the Joliet area since 1990. He graduated from Lincoln Way Central High School with the Class of 1983. Mark was formerly employed by Crate & Barrel, Jewel-Osco and NAPA Auto Parts. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed fishing for Muskie, hunting and trapshooting.
Surviving is his loving wife of 32 years, Wendy (Yario) Baker of Joliet; his brother, Robert (Carol) Baker Jr. of North Riverside; his sister-in-law, Minette Baker; nieces, Melissa (Anthony) Abrosia, Andrea Yario, Cali Yario, Sara Yario, Ava Yario and Gracie Yario; nephews, Robert (Kelly) Baker III, Aaron (Jen) Baker, Michael Yario, Jr., Dino Yario, Jr. and Angelo Yario.
He is preceded by his parents; his brother, Donald Baker; and his nephew, Eric Baker.
As it was Mark’s request, cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 3-7 p.m. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or you may visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.
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