Robert Baker

December 17, 1953 - June 16, 2022

12/17/1953 - 06/16/2022

Past Services

Wednesday June 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Wednesday June 22, 2022
7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
other service
Greenlawn Cemetery
New Martinsville, WV 26155
304-455-2596 | Directions

Robert Michael Baker, 68, of Wheeling, WV passed away on Thursday, June 16 2022 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born on December 17, 1953 in Glen Dale, WV, son of the late Robert F. and Rae S. (Wilson) Baker.
Robert was the editor of the year book at John Marshall, Graduate of WVU, where he earned degrees in Journalism and Political Science, past member and president of , Friends of Wheeling & Victorian Wheeling Society, Past Chairman of Ohio County Library Board, Chairman of the Moundsville Historical Society, Board of Directors Chairman of the Delf Norona Museum, Founder of the Fostoria Glass Museum where he served as president for ten years, former Post office worker and realtor and member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his three brothers, John D. Baker and Mark S. (Karen) Baker, all of Moundsville and Chris P. Baker of Austin, TX and a nephew, Alex S. Baker of Philadelphia, PA.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 6pm until time of services at 7pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville.

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David Butcher
5 months ago

Just now thinking of Mike, searched, and saw this. Mike and I were freshman roommates at towers dormitory WVU in 1971. He was kind and thoughtful. He taught me how to iron shirts properly and to this day I think of him each time I do this task. My condolences to his family and friends.

Joyce English
1 year ago

So sorry to hear about Mike. I graduated from JM with him and worked on the JM yearbook staff when he was Editor. Just saw him at our 50th Reunion. He was always a joy to talk to and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this sad time.

Stuart Pavilack
1 year ago

Dear Chris, Mark, and John,
I was shocked and saddened – but appreciative – when I received a call from Chris to let me know that Mike had passed. I still can’t believe it! I have known Mike for some 35 years or so, first meeting him at a Friends of Wheeling meeting. We did so much together during the years for historic preservation.

Mike was not just a Chairman of the Library Board. I often saw him at the library, with his sleeves rolled up, doing whatever needed done, whether it was a visible project, something behind the scenes, or some physical endeavor.

I think Mike’s most enduring characteristic was that MIKE WOULD SIMPLY DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDED HELP! He was always there whether one was a long term friend or they first met.

May his name always be for a blessing.

Kathleen Machesney
1 year ago

Mike wrote a wonderful letter to my family when my mother died. His act of kindness was greatly appreciated. He delivered the newspaper to our house for many years. I hope he had a wonderful life. He is in a lot of cherished childhood memories.

Albert Ferrie
1 year ago

Eternal rest grant unto Mike oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace….so long ole friend.

Brenda Wood Whitecotton
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Remember growing up with him, Mark and John on 1st Street in Moundsville. He was an interesting guy.

1 year ago

Sorry to hear about Mike. I always enjoyed talking with him about the Moundsville history.

Janet Vickers
1 year ago

May God bless Mike and his family with Peace and comfort during this difficult time. Always sad to lose another class mate.

Jay Knapp
1 year ago


Sorry about Mike. Even knowing he was in bad health, I was shocked to see his obit online today. Always sad when another from my age group passes on. My thoughts and sympathy go out to you, your brothers, and all of Mike’s family and many friends.

Patricia Wylie
1 year ago

Sincere condolences to your family. Mike was an intelligent interesting good hearted man. He will be missed. Prayers for your peace and comfort. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. God be with you, Patty Wylie