Aiken, Sidney H. On Monday, September 2, SIDNEY H. AIKEN; beloved father of Diane Laderman of Randallstown, MD, Richard Aiken, Lisa Aiken of Jerusalem, Israel, Jeffrey Aiken and Eric Aiken, both of Boca Raton, FL; devoted brother of Phyllis Brown, of Baltimore, MD. Also survived by nine loving grandchildren. Services were held at Sol Levinson and Bros. Home, 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Tuesday, September 3 at 4 P.M. Interment Shaarei Zion Congregation Cemetery, Rosedale. Shiva will be held 6302 Pimlico Road (21209) through Friday noon. 4. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/4/2002.
Baker, Jessie Dorothy JESSIE DOROTHY BAKER (nee Peddicord) died peacefully in her 93rd year surrounded by friends and family at her home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she had lived since 1966. She was the wife of the late H. Roland Baker, an Officer of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and later of the Penn Central Railroad. Mrs. Baker was the medical assistant to Arthur J. Davies, M.D. from 1930 until 1943, she she retired to become a homemaker and mother of their son, Bruce R. Baker, currently, President and CEO fo Semantic Compaction Systems (a software company) and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Baker was born in the Hamden section of Baltimore, but later lived in Perryville, Maryland, Logansport, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, and Valparaiso, Indiana. She was a member and officer of the Eastern Star and The League of Women Voters. She was an active volunteer in many organizations including The American National Red Cross (Gray Lady, Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Indiana) and the Baltimore Civil Defense Board. In 1982, she co-founded Minspeak Corporation, a software company dedicated to improving the lives of people who had lost the ability to speak. Active during her later years, from 1985 until 2000, she traveled extensively across the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. She served on the Official Boards of the Hamden Untied Methodist Church, Perryvile United Methodist Church and Broadway United Methodist Church, Logansport, Indiana. At time of her death, she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Baker is survived by her son, Bruce, and by innumerable nieces and nephews. Her Interment will be at the Christ U.M. Church columbarium. A web-site page with photographs and a biography is dedicated to Mrs. Bakers services for people with communication disabilities by the AAC Institute at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, whos website is: http:///www.aacinstitute.org/ AACInstituteInformation/ jessiebakerfund.htm. About Mrs. Jessie D. Baker, http://www.aacinstitute.org/ AACInstituteInformation/aboutjessiebaker. html. Memorial tax-deductible gifts may be sent in Mrs. Bakers name to: AAC Institute, 338 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16412. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/4/2002.