Gemma Louise Baker
July 27, 1941 - March 10, 2012
Gemma Louise “GG” Baker, 70, of S. Juliana Street, Bedford, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Altoona Regional Hospital. She was born on July 27, 1941, in Bedford, a daughter, of the late Stanley T. and Sophie L. (Heming) Braman. She is survived by two sons: Lewis F. Baker II, married to the former Sherry Howsare of Alum Bank, James G. Baker married the former Pamela Sadler of Bedford, ten grandchildren: Morgan, Mariah, Molly, Cameron, Cody, Joseph, Aaron, Jessica, Noah, & Jenna, a sister, Margaret J. Bollinger of Cumberland, MD, a brother, Lawrence A. "Fred" Braman of Baltimore, MD, a sister, Catherine E. Harris of Cumberland, MD, and a sister, Christina E. Wilson of Bedford. She was preceded in death by one grandson James Robert Baker, and two brothers: Vincent and Benedict "Ben" Braman. She was a member of the Bedford United Methodist Church. Gemma had worked for the Bedford Springs in the mid 60's and then went on to operate her own daycare. She retired after 26 years as a Bedford County 911 dispatcher. She enjoyed her bible study and extended family at the Methodist Church and also planting and growing flowers with her grandchildren. She received a master gardening certificate from the Penn State Ext. She had a love for baby animals and took care of them in her own home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel at Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford with the Pastor Jeff Welsch and Rev. Dr. Brian Black officiating. Burial will be held at Bedford County Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Our online guest book is available at


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday


Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m at the funeral home


Bedford County Memorial Park

Mike Steele

My Sympathies to the Family. Gemma and I worked together at 911 and I have many fond memories.


My prayers go out to Aunt Gemma's family. She was so kinds to me when I stayed with my grandmother. I only have wonderful memories of her and grandmother. Love Rose

Gemma was a wonderful neighbor. Always smiling ! My prayers are with her and the family. God bless you all. Sincerely, jo ann Glah

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Dave & Charlotte Mohr

Please accept our condolences to the family. Gemma absolutely enjoyed sharing just how much she loved her family. May you all find peace, comfort & strength in Our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jeanne Heming Zirk -

May God wrap his arms around and guide you to that land of ever lasting peace. My prayers are with you..Your cousin Jeanne Zirk

Patrick Heming -

My sympathies to Gemma's family. I spent many years living with her and the Braman family on the farm. Those were great days and I live them often. May God be with Gemma. Patrick Heming, your cousin.

Norma Shearer-DiGennaro -

To my friend Gamma. I remember her when I dated her brother Fred. She was active and loved life and had a beautiful personality. She will be remembered for her kindness & love for people and animals. God Bless her and her family at this time.

Ron & Shirley DeBonis -

We are so sorry for your loss

Dianne+Jean Thornton -

Dear Baker family you, have our sincere sympathy, over the death of your dear Mother and Mother in law. Oh What a awful feeling to loose somebody close right close to Easter Holiday. Our Prayers with you always she's in a better place.

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