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Individual Record for: Fred Isaac Baker (male)

    Jacob-Moshe Baker+
  Max Baker      Family Record
Fred Isaac Baker      Family Record Leah Esther Blumin+
  Rebecca Lieberman       

Spouse Children
x Edith
  (Family Record)
Jeffrey Baker
Corinne Baker

Event Date Details
Birth 23 MAY 1917 Place: New York, NY
Death 16 DEC 2006 Place: Dallas, Texas
Rini Andres, daughter
Burial 19 DEC 2006  
He had Alzheimers and has been living in a nursing home since June, 2006. <p>BAKER, FRED ISAAC MAY 23, 1917 - DEC. 2006 , Born May 23, 1917, Fred passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on December 16, 2006. A first generation American, son of Max and Rebecca Baker, Fred was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the London School of Economics and received his Masters degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Chicago. <p> Fred was an ardent believer that all Men are created equal, and in the tenets and cardinal moral truths of the Declaration of Independence, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. He lived his rich, full life accomplishing tasks and deeds of national and international scope. He served as a Major in the Air Force, Special Intelligence division, under Major General William H. Draper, Jr. during WW II. He witnessed the liberation of the survivors at the Buchenwald Death Camp in April 1945, was a member of the sub-committee of the quadripartite Control Council, and later worked on the decartelization of I.G. Farben. He joined the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee at their Paris, France offices and eventually was assigned to Bulgarias JDC office. He assumed the responsibility of continuing the immigration and resettlement of 45,000 Jews who survived the Nazi occupation of Bulgaria. He arranged their passage to the newly formed state of Israel. He married Edith, his Bulgarian bride, in Israel in 1949, eventually taking her to the U.S. Fred continued his career in the United States, where he served as a political appointee and Regional Administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). After his retirement from government work he founded Frame Masters and was a partner in the Edith Baker Gallery. <P>He was a long standing member and exercised at The Cooper Aerobics Center and Ewing Cardiovascular Center. Fred was deeply loved, respected and cherished by his beloved family - his wife of 57 years, Edith, son, Jeff, daughter, Rini, son-in-law, Roger, 9 year old granddaughter, Cailey (the apple of his eye), his brother and sister in law, Dr. Paul and Sorelle Baker, and their sons, his sister-in-law in Portugal, Eva Arie, and her children and grandchildren. He had numerous friends in the Dallas community who revered him for his knowledge of most any subject. His many friends in the art community will miss him for his love of art. We give many thanks to the wonderful staff of Friends Place and Walnut Place, who gave him loving care to the very end. <P> Service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 3pm in Lefkowitz Chapel at Temple Emanuel 8500 Hillcrest. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the Alzheimers Association 4144 N. Central Exp # 750 Dallas 75204 or charity of your choice. <P> OB6 Obituaries, Notices Published in the Dallas Morning News on 12/18/2006.

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