Condolences for Dennis Kyle Baker

Richard Cavett posted on 11/4/19

I use to call him, "Bake." Like Rich B., I rented his apartment on his farm for many years. We both taught on the third floor at WHS for many years. The only time I saw tears in his eyes was the day his mother Mildred, passed away. In 35 years of teaching, he had perfect attendance for 33 out of those 35 years. I think a record that will never be broken. Take care, my friend. Rick Cavett


Richard Bereschik posted on 1/26/19

Dennis Kyle Baker was my mentor. I first met Kyle in 1974 as a “Rookie” teacher. I learned so much from him about teaching and life. Except for my father, no one had more of an influence on me than Kyle. Some of my fondest memories came from the years I rented a house on his farm. He had a great sense of humor. As a city boy from Pittsburgh, I knew nothing about farm life. Kyle helped me with my first garden. He sent me to a hardware store and told me to ask for a packet of potato seeds. When I told him they didn’t have any he found great pleasure in having played a trick on me. He was my friend and he will be missed by so many people. Vickie, LouAnn and Marla, I thank you for letting me be a part of Kyle’s life. My prayers are with all of you. Rich



Bill Burgess posted on 1/25/19

Very good man, very good teacher. My condolences to the family.


Beth (Miller) Rettos posted on 1/24/19

Mr. Baker was my biology teacher and he was also my father’s biology teacher. His humor, enthusiasm, and high standards contributed to my becoming a biology teacher. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you.


dennis mccarty posted on 1/24/19

It's always hard to hear of the passing of a good man, teacher, coach and employer. Mr. Baker has always been one of my special rememberances from my youth. In addition to teacher and coach, he gave me my first job bailing hay and combining oats on his farm. Every day ended with a full dinner served by Saundra. Condolences to Vicki and family. Thoughts and prayers for all.


Sara Hurst posted on 1/24/19

A beautiful obituary for a very kind and gentle man. Sincere sympathy to Lou Ann and all of his family. May God be a comfort to each of you.


Don McCombs posted on 1/24/19

Mr & Mrs Baker had such a positive impact on so many lives , how many parties out at their house, so many fond memories and we all felt so welcome and safe to be at their house , I feel so fortunate to have known Mr. Baker ,,, definitely He was one of a kind


PATRICIA A READY posted on 1/24/19

Sincere sympathy to Vicki and Terry and Lou Ann. Remember many discussions in "the lounge" at Daw. RIP Kyle...……..Pat Ready & Mary Jane Frontone


PATRICIA A READY posted on 1/24/19

remember many "lounge" discussions....hahaha.. Sincere sympathy to Vicki and Terry, and Lou Ann and family. PAR


Steven and Kathy Cooper posted on 1/23/19

To Lou Ann, Marla and family! We feel so blessed to have moved to Canfield and live beside you guys! The love, attention and care you gave Kyle these last three years was remarkable, Lou Ann. You gave him so much love and he adored and loved you with all his heart, you could see in his eyes. A beautiful love story and I am grateful to have experienced. We will miss this kind and sweet man.❤️❤️❤️


Bill Riley posted on 1/23/19

Whitey and I coached and taught together for five years from 1962, to 1967.I'd like to Express my sincerest sympathy to Vicki and her family. Your Dad was a great help to me.I spent a great deal of time at the farm . In fact the night before my daughter was born, Whitey, and your mother was throwing a party for us .I don't know if you remember me,but your dad was an inspiration to me.I,m sincerely sad to hear of his death.Bill Riley.


Frank and Gwen Francis posted on 1/23/19

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.


Dan Buckel posted on 1/23/19

My deepest sympathy to Vicki and family. I had Mr. Baker as a junior high teacher and always felt he was a great teacher and fine gentleman.


susan k rearley posted on 1/23/19

Vicki i send my love to you and yours. My prayers for the whole family during this time.


Beth (McDowell) Daniels posted on 1/23/19

Mr. Baker was one of the funniest teachers ever. He made learning enjoyable instead of a chore! Very sorry for your loss Vicki and family! God Bless and R.I.P. Mr.Baker!❤➕


Beth (McDowell) Daniels posted on 1/23/19

Great teacher


Judy Chamberlain posted on 1/23/19

So sorry for your loss, Vicki. Your dad was an amazing person. I knew him to be a kind, gentleman. My love and prayers are with you.


Cyndi Shepherd Aughinbaugh posted on 1/23/19

I am sorry for your loss. Your Dad was loved and admired by many. I had him as a Biology teacher but I’ll admit science wasn’t my favorite subject. My youngest brother always listen to your Dad’s wisdom. Michael spoke of your Dad and going out to farm. I am so sorry for your loss. May He Rest In Peace.


Rhoda Straight posted on 1/23/19

Graduated 1975 Had fond memories of Mr Baker wonderful and compassionate about teaching



Terry Ewing posted on 1/23/19

Prayers, Vicky


Jenny Lewis Ramsey Class of 1983 posted on 1/22/19

Mr. Baker was one of my favorite teachers. He was quite the comedian, sending girls to another teacher’s room to ask for items like a left handed hammer. Prayers to the family.


Tina Smith posted on 1/22/19

Vicki & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of the best teachers at Wellsville High School. I know you will truly miss him. Just know that God will heal your broken heart.


Paula McCombs posted on 1/22/19

Mr. Baker was like a father to me during my teen years. He was so loving and caring to his daughter and me and to all her friends. He let me ride and drive his tractor and watch him kill and butcher a cow. He let me go on many vacations with his family and I will always have fond memories of that time spent with the “Bakers”. See you in Heaven.


Susan (Geer) Pickens posted on 1/22/19

I graduated from Wellsville High School in 1970. Mr Baker was one of my favorite teachers. He was an excellent teacher and I always looked forward to going to his class. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in Peace.


Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem posted on 1/22/19

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Dennis Kyle Baker, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Dennis Kyle Baker, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †