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James Morris Baker Jr.

March 9, 1940 ~ February 23, 2021 (age 80)


Baker, James Morris Jr.

Whitmore Lake, Michigan


His Legacy… James Morris Baker Jr., 80, passed away February 23, 2021. He was born on March 9, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan to James Morris Baker Sr. and Adeline Natalie (Januszko) Baker. Jim married the love of his life, Laura Sandel, on April 1, 1997, in Florida. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was one of life’s bravest and best soldiers. Jim was dedicated to hard work. He was an Engineering Supervisor for Detroit WXYZ for many years.


His Family… Jim will be missed by his wife, Laura Sandel; his children, Daughters, Melissa (John) Robinson, Jennifer (Eric) Senkowski, Kristine (Loren) Courts, Cynthia (Domenico) Fusco, Danielle Grant; sons, Michael (Suzie) Baker, Timothy Baker; sister; Mary Ann (Richard) Richards; second mother, Caroline Pyzik Sandel; brother in laws; James Sandel, Michael (Shari) Sandel; sister in laws, Carol ( Mark) Deedler, Dr. Linda (Dr. William) Pettit; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by sister, Linda Baker; daughter; Joanne; grandson, Andrew Baker; first wife, Shirley Baker, son in law; Jim Pfeffer and his parents; James and Adeline Baker.


His Farewell… Jim’s family and friends will gather Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 3:00-8:00pm (7:00pm scripture service) at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 9565 Musch Rd. Brighton, Michigan. His Community Farewell will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00am for a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 9565 Musch Road, Brighton, Michigan. Father John Rocus will serve as celebrant. Please leave a message of comfort for Jim’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Community Farewell Service
March 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116