Paul J. Bauer, 77, of 145 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 11, 1936 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph B. and Regina Mattmiller Bauer.
On June 29, 1963 in St. Marys Church, he married Eleanore "Ellie" Herbstritt Bauer, who survives.
They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the summer.
Mr. Bauer retired from Carbone in 1998 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a member of the Queen of the World Church and a volunteer at the Christian Food Bank. In his younger days, he managed many softball teams, including the Bluebirds, Hayshakers and the Bunker Hills. He was an avid hunter and bowler and was a big Penn State football fan. He also enjoyed the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
In addition to his wife of more than 50 years, Eleanore Herbstritt Bauer, he is survived by a son, Les Bauer and his wife Jackie of Kersey; two grandchildren, Paige and Landon Bauer; and a brother, Kenneth Bauer and his wife Shirley of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis "Butch" Bauer in 1998, two in infancy; and by a sister, Eileen Rigard on Nov. 9, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul J. Bauer will be celebrated at the Queen Of The World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 12 p.m. with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .