James M. Baker, 56, of Lancaster passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at his residence. He was born on May 18, 1962, in Lancaster, to the late Herbert and Margurite A. “Marge” (Young) Baker. Jim graduated from Liberty Union High School in 1981 where he ran track. He worked in maintenance for Baltimore Court in Baltimore, and Steeplechase apartment complex in Groveport. Jim also worked at Fairfield Drywall and Installation in Lancaster. Jim had a zest for life and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and was an accomplished artist.
Jim is survived by his sister, Tamara S. (Tim) Byers; brother and best friend, Timothy A. Baker; companion, Barb Baker; nephew, William Landis III; niece, Hilary (Jeremy) Johnson; great nieces and nephews; aunts; uncle; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, Debra S. Baker
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, at the Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Pastor Jeremy Ellis officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills at a later date.