photos from the Retirement Dinner Program that was
presented at the VFW Post 4591 on Saturday, September 25, 1993
Howard Buddy Baker
service from January 3, 1951 to October 1, 1993
1930 -- "Someday I'm going to be Police Chief"
Buddy at age 1
1937 -- "And someday I'm going to be Fire Chief, too!!"
Buddy at age 8
1949 -- A proud Buddy showing off his National Guard uniform
and his first car -- a 1929 4 door Model "A" Ford
On December 6, 1953, Buddy marries Bernice O"Brien
1956 -- Another 1st place trophy for the pistol team of Harry Carty, Buddy Baker, Edward
McCormick and William Reisen
1962 -- Patrolman Howard Baker operating Hasbrouck Heights
first radar gun
1965 -- Sgt. Howard Baker with Chief "Hap" Carty
and Hasbrouck Heights' first sign machine
March 8, 1976 -- Hasbrouck Heights is first town in Bergen County with 911. Buddy,
Mayor Bill Imken, Rico Pagliei and Gus Odeane
September 23, 1975 -- Buddy was sworn in as Police Chief by Mayor William H. Imken and
Police commissioner Rico Pagliei.
June 1, 1973 -- Buddy was sworn in as 2nd Assistant Fire Chief along with Chief Jack Ball
and 1st Assistant Chief Robert Guarnella
Buddy and Bernice are the parents of eight children and the proud grandparents of eight
1992 -- Chief Baker walks in his last Memorial Day parade. Proud onlookers are
grandchildren Taryn, Kim, Ryan, Taylor and Amanda.
Family Photos Message
from Chief Baker Biography Record Obituary
Shopper Obituary Funeral Procession