Chris died at home with his family by his side on November 3, 2021, after a lengthy illness at the age of 77. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland on March 4, 1944.
He attended St. Paul’s Grammar School and Princeton High School and received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame University, and JD degree from Rutgers Law School Newark. Chris was in the first group of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers and served in Tanzania, East Africa.
Before attending Rutgers Law School, Chris worked at United Progress Incorporated, a community-based non-profit created by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society to eliminate poverty.
After graduating from Rutgers Law School, Chris clerked for Justice Frederick W. Hall of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He was Vice President of Schatzman Baker where he developed an expertise in zoning and planning law, real estate development law and business law.
Chris enjoyed reading, music, travel and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of fifty-two years, his daughter, Rachel Morris and two grandchildren, Ella and Brendan Morris and his siblings Kathleen Baker of Nashville, Tennessee; Michael Baker and his wife Alynn of Bricktown, N.J.; Stephen Baker and his wife Phyllis of Alexandria, Virginia and Joanna Baker Wandelt of Watertown, Connecticut and many nieces and nephews. Chris was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Women of the Dream (a 501(c)3) 69 Cypress Pointe Road, Mt. Holly, New Jersey 08060 or Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.