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Arthur Richard Baker III, piano salesman and professional dog walker, dies

Arthur Richard Baker III, piano salesman and professional dog walker, dies

Arthur Richard Baker III, a piano salesman and ice hockey enthusiast, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Nov. 29 at a Savannah, Ga., rehabilitation center.

The former Columbia resident was 74.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Camden and Cherry Hill, N.J., he was the son of the Arthur R. Baker Jr. and Margaret Baker.

He was a 1960 graduate of Pennsbury High School. In the summers he worked as a lifeguard in Ocean City, N.J.

After living for a while in Trenton, N.J., Mr. Baker moved to Columbia.

He was a piano salesman for Jordan Kitt's Music in The Mall in Columbia and worked for the...

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