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Emeritus Professor Robert Domingo Baëta (Uncle Roco)

Togbi James Ocloo V, Dufia of Keta; Togbi Joachin Acolatse V, Dufia of Kedzi; Togbi Tsagli II of Keta; Togbi Amegashie Afeku V of Keta; Mama Dasewa II of Dzelukope; Nene Tawiah Nanor Kokotey Tete-Gah IV of Ada Foah; Togbi Agokpa II, Divisional Chief of Sukladzi of Agbozume; and the entire Ayi Ayayee Baëta vanLare and Newlands families,

Announce with gratitude to God, the glorious passing of their beloved,

Emeritus Professor Robert Domingo Baëta (Uncle Roco)

1939 to 2022

Emeritus Professor in Solid State Physics, Department of Physics, University of Ghana, Legon


  • No Wake
  • Funeral Service
    • Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    • Venue: Accra Ridge Church, Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue, Ridge, Accra
    • Pre-Burial Service at 8 am
    • Burial, Memorial and Thanksgiving Service to follow
    • Interment: Private Burial
    • Funeral Rites: Accra Ridge Church Grounds

FATHER: Reverend Professor Emeritus Christian Gonçalves Baëta (of blessed memory)

MOTHER: Mrs Victoria Essie Baëta (née vanLare) of blessed memory

WIFE: Mrs Rosemary Evelyn Baëta (née Newlands)

CHILDREN: Mr William Theodore Taafa Baëta, Dr Mrs Dinah Victoria Senam Brodie-Mends (née Baëta) and Mr Christian Claude Eyram Baëta

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Mrs Carolyn Baëta (née Gadbois)

SON-IN-LAW: Dr David Kwamina Brodie-Mends

SIBLINGS: Ms Amesika Barbara Rose Baëta, the Late Ambassador João Gonçalves Baëta, the Late Mrs Stephanie Baëta Ansah and Dr Basil Roderick Baëta

COUSINS: Mrs Dinah MacDonald Patton, Mrs Ivy Baëta Esiri, Mr Cesar Cequiera de Lima Baëta, Reverend Dr William Rawstron Baëta, Ms Eileen Baëta, Mr Sydney Baëta, Mr Christian Gonçalves Baëta, Mrs Mercy Lawluvi, Mrs Henrietta Dakpenase Grunitzky, Ms Ruth Amewone Mallet, Mrs Donna Peachie Osafo, Mr Emmanuel Nanor and Siblings, Mrs Wilhelmina vanLare Adjei and Siblings, Mr Horace vanLare and Dr Mrs Verna Vanderpuye  

IN-LAWS: Mr Ebenezer Kofi Ansah, Ms Harriet Newlands, Mrs Judith Baëta, Mr Frei Newlands, Mr King Newlands, Ms Peggy Newlands (of blessed memory) and Mrs Happy Baëta

NEPHEWS AND NIECES: Mrs Emeafa Hardcastle, Mr Paul Christian Ansah, Mr William Eric Ansah, Ms Amesika Baëta, Mrs Stephanie Esinam Ansah Dotse, Mrs Elikem Deley, Mr Cesar Baëta, Mr Setriakor Baëta and Mr João Joseph Baëta

CHIEF MOURNERS: Ayi Ayayee Baëta vanLare and Allied Families; Lt. Cdr. Peregrine A. Tetteh (Rtd.) and Brothers; Mrs Ayele Attipoe and Siblings; Agbemenoo families of Agbozume; His Excellency Mr Victor Gbeho; Mr William Edem Fugar and Families; Mr and Mrs William Sohne; Mrs Elsie Ahlijah and Sisters; Mrs Rose vanLare Cofie; Col. Dr and Mrs Justus vanLare; Mr William vanLare; Mr and Mrs Sam Okudjeto and Families; Dr Adansi; Mr Mike Hamenu; Dr and Dr Mrs Sydney Adadevoh and Families; Mrs Wanda Borluvie Tetteh and Siblings; Mrs Czarina Baëta Ribeiro and Siblings; Mr Kwame Addo; Madame Genevieve Grunitzky and Siblings; Mr Gilchrist Olympio and  Siblings;  Mr and Mrs Dzifa French Cudjoe and Families; the Larnyo and Narnor Families; Adjorlolo, Acolatse, Chapman-Nyaho, Tamaklo, Amegashie and Families; Mrs. Victoria Diaba Seidu; Pastor Nana Brodie-Mends and Families; Mr Tim Gadbois and Families; Mr Kofi Quist and Siblings; Ms Harriet Newlands and Siblings; the Amorin, Paass, Olympio, and DeMedeiros Families; Mr Sean Hardcastle and Families; Captain Joel Sowu and Families; University of Ghana; Department of Physics, University of Ghana; Volta River Authority (VRA); Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA); The  Old Achimotan Association (OAA 1956); The West African Examinations Council (WAEC); Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences; Ghana Science Association; West African Science Association; and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Ghana (CSIR-Ghana).

Attire: Wednesday – Black and White/Achimota School Ceremonial Cloth                                      

Friends & Sympathisers are cordially invited

All COVID-19 protocols are to be observed                          

No Wreaths Please

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