Daniel George Baker, age 73, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on August 2, 2022. Dan (aka Danny) was born on January 9, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. As the middle of five children, he had 2 sisters (surviving) and 2 brothers (deceased).
Dan moved to Phoenix in 1974 with his first wife, Janice, and eldest daughter, Coleene. Once in the valley, he channeled his creative skills into becoming a premier floral designer. In 1977, he married the love of his life, his second wife, Debbie. Dan and Deb were married 25 years and had three daughters together, Lindsey, Ashley, and Courtney.
Dan never met a stranger and used his exceptional people skills to lead him to a very successful career in insurance as an independent insurance agent. Dan started his own insurance agency, Southwest Bonding & Insurance Services, in 1989 and was known for making sales at every opportunity. Whether it was to the cashiers at the grocery store or the waitresses at his favorite restaurants, he always found a way to “beat their current rates.” Dan would win them over with his easy-going personality, bright blue eyes, huge smile, and year-round wardrobe of shorts.
Dan leaves behind many beloved family and friends including his four daughters: Coleene Piotrowski (Robert), Lindsey Kingsley (Kevin), Ashley Decker, and Courtney Baker; and five grandchildren: Brett, Sophia, Scarlett, Brooklyn, and Kolton.
Please join us in celebrating Dan’s life on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home located on at 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 45018. Private burial service to follow.