Irvin Baker, 98, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Oct. 8, 2019. Born in Akron, Ohio, he grew up on his grandparents’ farm in Estellville (Estell Manor) and in Atlantic City. He raised his family in East Brunswick before retiring to Ft. Lauderdale.
Mr. Baker owned Seacoast Laboratories in East Brunswick for over 40 years, retiring in 1996.
He was a 1944 graduate of Rutgers University.
He fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima for the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
He was former president and lifetime member of the board of trustees for the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, now Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ. He was a life associate of Hadassah and a Loyal Son of Rutgers.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Elaine (Clyman); his daughter, Susan (Charles) Joseph of Denville; two sons, Michael (Jessica Mayer) of East Brunswick and Richard of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Gary Baker of Atlantic City; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 11 with arrangements by The Crabiel Home for Funerals, Milltown. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, South River; or Southern New Jersey Region of Hadassah, 1518 Walnut St., #402, Philadelphia, PA 19102.