O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Clifford E. Baker Jr.

Mr. Clifford E. Baker Jr., 85, of Kill Buck, NY, died Tuesday afternoon, October 8, 2019 at home following a long illness.

Born August 7, 1934 in Ellicottville, NY, he was the son of the late Clifford E. and Anna Butler Baker Sr. He was married on April 24, 1971 in Ellicottville, NY to the former Janet E. Calkins, who predeceased him on June 9, 2017.

Mr. Baker was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany.

He had been employed as a machine operator with the former Philadelphia & Fancher Furniture Company for over 25 years, retiring in 1999. He had also been employed with Chevrolet in Tonawanda, NY and the former AVM Signore, Ellicottville, NY.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, country music, NASCAR, and watching the news. He also enjoyed working on cars and mowing and working in his yard.

Surviving are: a daughter, Rosanna Baker, Kill Buck, NY; a son, Clifford E. Baker III, Kill Buck, NY; two stepdaughters, Linda Quinn, Donna (Jim) Quinn, both of Great Valley, NY; four stepsons, Earl Lafferty, Robert Lafferty, both of Great Valley, NY, Daniel (Diane) Lafferty, Salamanca, NY, Dale Lafferty, Hinsdale, NY; a sister, Carrie Mack, Ellicottville, NY; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Shirley Lafferty, a sister, Margaret Y. Mack, and three brothers, Paul Baker, Clyde Baker, and Edwin Baker.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11am to 2 pm at which time funeral services will be held with Michael Lonto, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296 at the funeral home.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.