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Exit Date: 55


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“Raymond “”Bud”” Baber passed away in Lake Orion, MI, on September 4, 2005. Bud was 76 years of age and had been married to Suzanne for 48 years. Bud served in VP 21 as a pilot from 1953 to 1955. During his service Bud demonstrated not only his excellent flying skills but his great organizational skills and his concern for the well being of both the flight and ground crews of the Squadron. He organized a squadron baseball team which competed in the Mediterranean area during the squadron’s Malta deployment. He organized many social events for the squadron including bar-b-ques, picnics and athletic activities both in the States and during deployments. He organized a picnic for a large group of orphans in Malta which had the children visit the squadron, tour the planes and have a great time eating and visiting with the squadron personnel. It is with great sadness and fond memories that we bid farewell to our comrade and friend.
Submitted by R. L. Wolen, VP-21, 53-56

Bud is survived by his wife Suzanne, sister Norrine Valentine of FL, brother James (Yvonne) Baber of TX, sister Katherine Jennings of Oxford, brother Carl (Aida) Baber SR. of WA, sisters Jeannie Hilleary of IN and the late Patricia Anderson; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Mr. Baber was an Advertising Executive for Campbell-Ewald Advertising Firm. He was a Graduate of General Motors Institute and was a St. Joseph Mercy volunteer for 11 years.”