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Dr Paul Ellis Baker

d. April 3, 2014

a research immunologist and beloved family man, passed away from complications during heart surgery last Thursday in Seattle. He was 67.A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Baker earned his BS and MS in Biology from the University of Missouri and his PhD from the University of Connecticut in Pathobiology. He completed his postdoctoral research at Dartmouth Medical School before working for Montana State University in Bozeman�where he loved the fly-fishing and the great outdoors�and for the Seattle biotech firm Immunex. He later owned the Cascade BMW motorcycle dealership in Kirkland, before returning to research at the University of Washington's Health Sciences Department.Known for his gregarious sense of humor and his enormous lust for life, Dr. Baker touched all who knew him with his keen intelligence, his unquenchable curiosity and his boundless generosity.He is survived by his twin children, Katie and Scott, and his loving wife of 47 years, Carol. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of his research or to the American Heart Association.Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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