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Cecil J. Baker

April 6, 1925 August 26, 2006
Cecil J. Baker
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PEORIA-Cecil J. Baker, 81 of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at OSF Saint Clare Home in Peoria Heights. Born on April 6, 1925 in Peoria to Cecil R. and Viola Mae Miller Baker. He married Isabella M. Cassily on February 12, 1945 in Dover, NH. She passed away on December 3, 2004 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one son, J. Michael Baker and one sister. Surviving are one son, John A. Baker of Peoria; two daughters, Theresa M. (Michael) Redd of East Peoria and Cynthia L. (Edward) Schlicksup of Charlotte, NC; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cecil was a dental technician, last working for Fisher Lab in East Peoria. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #427 Third Degree Spalding Council, Alhambra, Navy Club and American Legion Post #2. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Attilio Morelli officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Alhambra Service at 7:30 p.m. and a Scripture Service at 7:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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