Paul A. Baker, 86, Rutland Center

WATERTOWN, NY —   Paul A. Baker, 86, Rutland Center, retired owner of the Deer River Lumber Company, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022,  at his home under the care of his loving wife Leona and his family.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at the Parkside Bible Church, Eastern Blvd, Watertown. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Champion.

Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday  at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.

Among his survivors are his wife Leona and a son Chris (Kerrie) Baker, Castorland.

A complete obituary will be published on

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.