Matthew James Baker, 54, a Long Branch native and old school gentleman, who knew the meaning of "Respect", will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Matt was a Sinner, and a Saint. He had a great sense of honor, and was quick to fight for what he believed in and stood up to injustice as he saw it.
Loyal to his family and friends, definitely a person to be reckoned with. No better Friend, Cousin, Brother, Uncle, will you ever find than Matt Baker. He was the real deal.
Everyone loved Matt and his uniqueness, especially his artistic flare. Matt had an uncanny grasp of the English language, poetry, and for being very well read, as well as writing several books.
There may have been a slight delay and/or debate between St. Peter and the Good Lord regarding his admittance through the Pearly Gates.... However, we are pretty sure he made it. The reason why we know this is because he was a kind, fun loving, funny, yarn spinning, storytelling, (all true no doubt), blue eyed charmer who would give you the shirt off his back, kind a of guy. We believe he probably smoozed his way in! The good far outweighed the bad. Heaven is going to have its hands full.
Matt finally rests peacefully with his predeceased twin brother Mike, his mother Marianne, and his father Jack, as well as all of his ancestors.
Matt leaves behind his brother Joseph M. Baker, nephew Joseph M. Baker Jr., and niece Jacqueline M. Baker, all from Keansburg. As well as his loving girlfriend Katie Irons of Neptune. Matt will be missed especially by his Aunt Beatrice Dunn, and numerous cousins, the Dunn's and Bogner's.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, January 22 from 6 pm until the time of the service at 8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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