In Memoriam: Bart Baker

In Memoriam: Bart Baker

Baker, former senior vice president of J.T. Eaton & Co., died on Jan. 3. He was 78.

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THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Bart Baker, former senior vice president of J.T. Eaton & Co., passed away on Jan. 3 from COVID 19-related complications in Leesburg, Fla. He was 78.
 
Baker's father, Stanley Z. Baker, purchased J.T. Eaton & Co in 1949. The company was founded 17 years prior as a mail-order house for pest control products. Bart and his brother Ben grew up in the business, helping their parents fill orders at the warehouse and eventually learning the sales and management operations.
 
In the 1980s, Baker wrote the popular column “Bart Baker Speaks” for Pest Control (now Pest Management Professional) magazine. Baker always enjoyed working with pest management professionals, whether it was demonstrating J.T. Eaton’s latest Integrated Pest Management (IPM) innovation at a trade show or helping to troubleshoot a tough rodent or insect account on phone or in person. He retired from the business in 2012.
 
Bart is survived by his wife of 23 years, Priscilla Baker, children Rachel Calipetro (James), Jennifer Fullam (Jeff), Michael Puleo (Lisa) and Dale Baker (Tabitha), his brother Benjamin Baker (Janet), and his brother in-law Gregg Henry (Dale Walker). Bart was very proud of his grandchildren Mackenzie Fullam, Madelynn Fullam, James Calipetro III, Megan Calipetro and Jacob Calipetro.
 
Funeral plans are suspended until further notice. Memorial donations can be made to Temple Israel Ner Tamid or Temple Shalom Of Central Florida.