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Donald Anthony “Don” Bauer

December 1, 1942 - December 3, 2021

Donald Anthony “Don” Bauer, age 79, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, on December 1, 1942, he was a son of the late William Albert and Grace (Adams) Bauer. Don graduated from Bricktown High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, he met the love of his life, MaryAnn J. Bauer, to whom he was married for 51 years. Together, they raised four children in New Jersey. Don and Maryann relocated to Middletown after his retirement from Lakehurst Naval Air Station after 32 years of dedicated service at Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Dedicated to his faith, he served as a deacon at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Among his extensive hobbies, he was an avid train enthusiast.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his loving wife, Maryann J. Bauer; daughter, MaryAnn Stiebritz; and sister, Natalie Hubbard. He is survived by his children, JohnMichael Bauer (Tina) of Galloway, NJ, LeeJohn Bauer (Kathy) of Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and TerriJane Walsh of Pensacola, FL; siblings-in-law, John Fries, Jr. of Beachwood, NJ and BettyAnn Ward of Pensacola, FL; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; his loving partner, Carol McBride; and the Easter Family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 7, 2022, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1125 Jamison Corner Road, Middletown, DE. A committal service will follow at 2 pm in the chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Don’s memory to either: New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1125 Jamison Corner Road, Middletown, DE 19709, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City,
OK 73123.

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  • Miss my trainman, my “partner in crime” and confident. Feel lost with out yo
    All My Love
    Carol

  • So sorry for your loss John. Farewell and here is hoping for fair winds and following seas for a fellow former Navy man.
    Respectfully
    Jim and all of your friends and co-workers at Leidos

  • Some called you (all good of course) Brother, Husband, Brother-in-law, Dad, Grand Pop, But I got to call you my Father in-law. You raised an amazing, caring, wonderful, intelligent son that we are fortunate for him to be called the same names. I am so grateful that we were able to fulfill your last wishes. The house seems very empty without you, but we feel your and Maryann’s spirit. You are missed by so many, but we all know you are home, pain-free where you longed to be.

  • I mss you like so much already. I just can’t believe your gone. I know your in God’s hands now with the love of ypur life Maryann. Love you, Betty..