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David Baker (1942 – 2018)

We are sad to report the death of David Baker on 20th February.

David was born in Wolverhampton on 6th October 1942. He was a Bristol dental student from 1961, qualifying in December 1965. He worked as an associate in a dental practice in Cannock before opening his own practice in Codsall.
He married Joy, a dental nurse at the Bristol dental school and they had two daughters, Amanda and Samantha.. He enjoyed camping holidays with his family and shared an interest in fast cars with his good friend Bob Russell (1965), on one occasion speeding down the M5 in a 3.4. Mk2 Jaguar – before speed limits were imposed in 1966! He kept in contact with his Bristol student friends and was a regular attender with Joy at 66Society reunions in Bristol.
Dave suffered a devastating stroke in December 2015 that robbed him of his speech, mobility and ability to write or use a keyboard. Late last year lung cancer was diagnosed. He died peacefully at home in his sleep on 20th February. His funeral on 8th March was attended by a large number of relatives, friends and patients.