Donald Allen BakerFood brokerA memorial service for...

Donald Allen Baker

Food broker


A memorial service for Donald Allen Baker, a food broker, was to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia.

The body of Mr. Baker, who was 52, was recovered from the harbor April 21 after he disappeared March 12 while taking a walk near his home in the Harbor View Towers condominiums.


He moved to the Baltimore area in 1982 to become president of a brokerage, Randall Associates. Then, after a merger, he became a partner in the Chesapeake Randall Co. which was sold last year, becoming McCready Marketing. He was president and chief operating officer of McCready.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, he earned an associate's degree in chemical technology from the Milwaukee Institute of Technology, then went to work for Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich., before serving in the Army from 1966 to 1968.

Returning to Dow, he earned a business degree from Central Michigan University in 1971. In 1975, Dow sent him to Reston, Va., as a salesman, a post he held until coming to the Baltimore area.

He was a member of the board of the Children's Cancer Foundation.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, the former Carol M. Winiarski; two sons, Christopher M. Baker of Columbia and Jeremy A. Baker of Baltimore; his father, Harold Baker of Milwaukee; and two brothers, Terry Baker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Wayne Baker of Milwaukee.

Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Cancer Foundation's Donald Baker Memorial Fund, through Shirley Howard, 1052 Flagtree Lane, Baltimore 21208.

Jacqueline Banks



Jacqueline Imogene Johnson Banks, a retired teacher in Baltimore City elementary schools, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in Columbia. She was 61.

Mrs. Banks retired in 1993 from Calvin Rodwell Elementary School, ending a career that began in 1956.

She was born Jacqueline Imogene Johnson in Baltimore. She was a 1952 graduate of Douglass High School and a 1956 graduate of Coppin State College.

A resident of Columbia since 1971, she was an usher and a member of the Women's Group at Christ Episcopal Church there.

Other memberships included the Delta Sigma Theta and Tau Gamma Delta service sororities; Africare; the Howard County Center of African-American Culture; the Baltimore City Retired Teachers Association, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.


She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Sylvester T. Banks Jr.; a daughter, Renae Banks of Columbia; a son, Renard S. Banks of Clinton; her mother, Irma Johnson of Baltimore; a sister, Peggy Brown of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Fund, the Coppin State College Scholarship Fund, or the United Negro College Fund.