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Joseph Brooke Baker ’61

Published in Feb. 5, 1992, issue

BROOKE BAKER died of lung cancer July 8, 1991, in Atlanta, where he and his family had lived since 1979, after a short illness which had been diagnosed only in April. Born Oct, 14, 1940 in Newark, Ohio, he attended Newark High School. Following Princeton he earned a second bachelor's degree in architecture at Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) and then served in the Peace Corps in North Africa for three years. At his death he was chief of design for the southeast district of Austin Co., a Clevelandbased architectural firm, having earlier been associated with Joseph Baker and Associates of Newark.

At Princeton Brooke majored in architecture, was a member of Key & Seal, rowed with the 150s and was librarian for the band. Among his close friends in the class were the late David Hinchman, Charlie Reusch, Nick MacNeil, Steve Csejtey and Cy Adams. A member of the American Institute of Architecture, Brooke was active in S. Bede's Episcopal Church and was past president of the Friends of Dunwoody Librar, in Dunwoody, Ga., where a room is to be named for him. "May you live in interesting times," he wished us in our 25th reunion yearbook.

Brooke is survived by his widow, Joan; his sons Daniel and Peter; his mother; and his brother and sister. We join them in mourning his passing.

The Class of 1961

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