Mary Giordano Baker

Mary Giordano Baker of Santa Barbara passed away last month at home at the age of 98. She was the beloved wife of Robert L. Baker who predeceased her. She is survived by her adoring nephews and niece, William L. Kopf, James A. Kopf and Lynn Giordano Poekel along with her extended family and friends. Born in Cleveland Ohio, Mary graduated from Brush High School. During her career she worked as a photographer’s model, and community volunteer.

Mary’s happiest times were spent with her family and her dogs. She was a pet whisperer who could get any animal to fall in love with her. She was a great gardener with the greenest of thumbs and long-time member of the Santa Barbara Republican Club. Passionate about film, she could remember every plot and every star of classic movies from the 40’s and 50’s. She was a crossword whiz until her last days. Mary’s charitable nature made her a great member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. She was a volunteer at Cottage Hospital for ten years. Her giving spirit and ready smile made a meaningful difference to all who met her. Memorial donations can be made to Santa Barbara Humane,


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