Margaret Yuhas Baker, 97, Mountain Top, died Nov. 27, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Born in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Yuhas and was one of 11 children.
Margaret worked for more than 80 years at many careers. She was a resident of Cleveland from 1945 until 1973.
She lived a life of service to her family, her church and her community. In addition to caring for chronically ill family members, she was a past president of Our Lady of Lourdes Parent Teacher Unit, Cleveland; a past president of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church, Dorrance Twp.; volunteered at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre and helped many others in any way she could. At 93, she donated some of her crocheted items to the Department of the Aging for distribution to lonely seniors.
Margaret was proud of her Slovak heritage. She was a member of the Slovak Heritage Society Festival Choir and Ensemble and participated in several albums recorded by them. Margaret faced and overcame many hardships. Still she would always say “I’ve had a good life, I can’t complain.” Among her other favorite sayings were “Stay happy, stay healthy,” and “Don’t say good bye, just so long.”
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, William Baker and her son, William Baker, Jr.; sisters and brothers, Mary, Anna, George, John, Joseph, Paul, Stephen, Helen and Veronica.
Surviving are her daughter, Irma; son, George and wife, Sharon; and sister, Theresa Rickwalder.
The funeral was from McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Dorrance Twp. Interment was in the parish cemetery.