Harold "George" Bauer, 81, a
resident of Butler, Pennsylvania for over 60 years,
passed away on July 24, 2015 at the Good Samaritan
Hospice at Concordia in Cabot.
He was born February 25, 1934
in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to the late Harold J.
Bauer and Hazel Loretta (May) Bauer.
Mr. Bauer was a graduate of
Connellsville School District and went on to major in
Music at West Virginia University. He worked for Pullman
Standard and retired from County of Butler. Mr. Bauer
loved his work at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in
Cabot, where he delivered mail, provided music therapy
at his keyboard and sang. He would go from building to
building and enjoyed making the residents smile! He was
also known as the "shoeshine man" as he took great
pleasure shining resident's shoes. Mr. Bauer was a
member of the Community Alliance Church, where he was a
former member of the choir, the Bach Chorale, A.C.T.S.
Choir and the Butler Photography Club. He was a life
member of the US Chess Federation and was the president
and founder of the Butler Chess Club in the late 1960's.
Mr. Bauer was a member of the Butler Poetry group "Caps
For Kids" and volunteered for chapel services, playing
piano and singing, at Butler VA Hospital for many years.
He loved music, chess, photography and games. Spending
time with family and friends was his greatest joy!
Mr. Bauer is survived by his
wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Jean "Betty" (Ghent) Bauer,
whom he married June 11, 1955; one daughter, Loretta
Jean "Lori" Fry and her husband Kevin of Butler, PA; one
son, Christopher Ross Bauer of Jacksonville, FL; three
grandchildren, Ryan Wable, Joshua Fry and Jessica (Fry)
Moore; one great-grandchild, Lyllian Fry; and two
sisters, Jennie Ruth and her husband Dean of
Connellsville, PA and Lois Vincent and her husband Larry
of Boonsville, VA.
In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his son, Timothy K. Bauer.
Friends will be received
Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North
Street, Butler, PA.
A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11:30 a.m.
at the funeral home with Reverend Dr. Dennis L. Krajacic
of Community Alliance Church officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the
Community Alliance Church Library, 800 Mercer Road,
Butler, PA 16001 or Concordia Visiting Nurses, Private
Care Division, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023.