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Sarah M. Baker

August 5, 1939 - November 24, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

November 24, 2020



Birth Date:

August 5, 1939

Birth Place:

Belfast, New York

Service Information:

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Sunday, December 3, 2020 from 2 to 3 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Riverside Cemetery, Belfast, New York

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Sarah M. Baker

Sarah M. Baker, 81, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Elderwood at Waverly.

She was predeceased by her parents, W. Max and Sherley Gleason Histed; her loving husband of 57 years, George Baker; brothers, Francis and Hebert; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Baker; son-in-law, Lonnie Blakeman.

Sarah is survived by her children, Mike (Ruth Purtell) Baker of Waverly, Cathy (Jon) Schweiger of Waverly and Shirley (Craig) Blakeman-Kopatz of Athens; sister, Betty Bunt of Belfast; grandchildren, Peggy, Jonathan, Becky, Kristi, Colby and Kaitlyn; great grandchildren, Giulia, Anthony, Savannah, Irys, Alethea and Gabriella; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sarah graduated from Belfast Central Schools in 1957 and went on to the school of nursing at Craig Colony and Hospital graduating in January of 1961.  She worked for many years at Tioga General Hospital in Waverly and retired from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre in 2002 as a Pediatric Nurse.  After her retirement she continued to work as in outpatient surgery per-diem.    She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, the Waverly Senior Citizens Group and the Red Hat Society.  Her and her husband George ran a ceramics business for many years, which she took enjoyment in painting the ceramics.  She enjoyed knitting and had a passion for cooking and baking which she passed onto her kids and grandkids.

A time of calling will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 2 to 3 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A memorial service to honor Sarah’s life will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Rev. Cindy Schulte officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Belfast, New York next to her husband, George at the convenience of the family.  For those unable to attend the service, it will be Live Streamed at 3:00 PM at  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Sarah’s family, you can visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

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From: Shirley Mullen
Cathy &John, sorry to hear about your mom passing.  She is now with your dad in heaven.  May God’s loving comfort and peace be with you.

From: Janet Conklin
So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.
I was lucky enough to have been a unit clerk on pediatrics for several years and get to know Sarah. She was such a caring compassionate nurse. I remember when I was expecting my first grandchild, she made me a precious ceramic rabbit with a cotton ball tail that played music. I still have it and it still works. She also made me a beautiful ceramic Christmas tree which is still a special part of my holiday. After retirement we used to see each other in the parking line at Lynch Bustin as we  waited for grandchildren. I think there will be many ceramic Christmas trees shinning just a bit brighter this year. May God bless you all.

From: Vickie Chrisler
Cathy and Mike.... so sorry to hear this. Praying for you. Know that she is now with your dad.

From: Pat Burnell
I am so sorry for your loss. Sarah worked with my Mom at Tioga and I remember how much my Mom thought of her pediatric care. I did not know George had passed and remember him from Newberrys also. Deepest Sympathy to all.

From: -t-
I just wanted her family to no, that she always looked out for us. She was always there and ready to guide us. I didnt no till I read this. She was always telling us to b careful and look out. Here j can help u. I didnt no about the nursing , she was watching over us. I snuck her in cookies, cause she loved eating those chips oh-hoys. And she loved those banana breads. Im blessed to of gotten to no her and for yalls to allow me to get to her her.  I swnd my condolences  to u all

From: Lisa Seymour
Cathy,and Jon,Im so very sorry to hear of your moms passing She was a wonderful woman.please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

From: Jackie Luther
I am sorry to hear about your mom's passing.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  I hope you can take comfort that she is with your dad now.

From: Korin Jones and Brenda Benninger
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Know we are here for you.

From: Joseph Bunt
To, Mike,Shirley & Cathy, My deeps sympathy to you all. I did enjoy the times I had with your mother.I remember the first time pulling taffy at your Grandparents with your mother I laugh my ass off. We had such a good time. Uncle mike

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