Lester J. Baker, II “Kookie” 72, of Drums, Pa., passed away on January 9, 2019. Born in Ballston Spa, New York, Kookie has lived in Irvington and Rockaway, New Jersey before moving to Pennsylvania 15 years ago. A proud Native American, Kookie served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver for Poland Springs, as well as an independent long haul truck driver, whose CB handle was “The King of Diamonds”. He was an avid Hot Rod fan, who enjoyed rebuilding cars and following Nascar. He also enjoyed playing slot machines. Kookie lived life and did it his way. Kookie will be missed by the Love of his life of 54 years, Karen. He also loved all of his furbabies, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
There will be a visitation on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 3-8pm at the Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Avenue, Union. Cremation will take place on Tuesday at Rosedale Crematory in Orange, NJ. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com . In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lester J. Baker, II “Kookie” may be made to The Lung Transplant Program at Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or via web https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/ Please indicate in your check memo or fund search name that the donation should go to The Lung Transplant Research Fund.
Nothing is more important to all of us at Bradley and Son Funeral Homes than the health and safety of you and your family.
That's why we are going above and beyond all conditions for social distancing, cleaning procedures, and all other hygienic considerations.
While we remain available 24/7 to help all local families, we have modified certain services to meet CDC and NJ state requirements, and further ensure everyone's safety.