John A. Baker left us suddenly on Nov. 23, 2011, in South Burlington Vt. He left behind his mother, Shirley Hawley of Williston Vt; his father, John Baker and stepmother, Pat Baker of Springhill, Fla.; his sister, Jennifer McFaul and her husband, Jason; stepsisters, Kami Cunningham and Darcy Cunningham; and stepbrother, Michael Cunningham. He had many extended loving family members and so many friends who cared about him. He also leaves his two beautiful nephews, Tanner and Alex; and the love of his life, Nicole Rouille.
John was an avid snowboarder and he traveled the world to find the best mountain, including Austria, Finland, Mammoth Mountain Calif. and Mt. Baker, Wash. He went to Haiti with the VT Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals through the VT Haiti Project. He always dreamed of being a fireman like his grandfather, who retired as a fireman from the Burlington Fire Dept. John graduated from Northern Nevada Fire & Rescue Academy. He was a volunteer fireman with the Williston Fire Dept.
He was a free spirit who never sat still and was always waiting for the next adventure. John had amazing character and a great sense of humor. His smile was so big and anyone who knew him would say that he was such a caring person. We will never forget all of the great things he did. John, you are a special person and will be in our hearts forever.
John was a long time local of Mammoth Lakes before moving to Vermont and made many friends here in the Eastern Sierra. If anyone would like further information in regard to “Baker” feel free to call Ryan Salay at 760.709.1316.