Assistant Chief Rodney D. “R.D.” Baker, Jr., age 47, of the Madison Township-Kunkle Fire Department, died on March 16, 2018, after collapsing at a family event within 24 hours of responding to a late-night grass fire.
He served with the Madison Township Fire Department for 29 years, including eight years as assistant chief.
He was a 1989 graduate of North Central High School.
He was a family man who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his parents, Rodney Sr. and Jonell Baker; his children, Natasha (Ben) Baldwin, Jeramy Baker, and Jonathan Baker; his grandchildren, Makenna, Daisy, Alexis, Brooklynn and Brylee; two
brothers, Keith (Kris) Baker and Joel (Brenda) Baker; his grandfather, John Haas; and his life companion, Barbara Lillard.