Carol E. Baker

July 11, 1934 – Jan. 17, 2020


Carol E. Baker, 85, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Blair M. and Martha B. (Frederick) Helsel. On Sept. 3, 1954, she married Harold J. Baker. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2016.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen Kiraly; a son, David Baker; three grandchildren: Lindsey Kiraly, Elyssa Gray and Christey Jones; a brother, Max Helsel; and three nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Helsel.

Carol was a 1952 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and retired from Verizon in 1996 as an operator. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and American Baptist International Ministries. She was a board member of the American Rescue Workers and volunteered at the Presbyterian Home at Hollidaysburg. She was also a member of First Baptist Church, Hollidaysburg, and First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg.

Friends will be received from 1 until the 4 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Pastor Eleanor Siegrist officiating. Interment will take place in Alto-Reste Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Rescue Workers, 811 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.