In memory of
Edward George Bauer
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In memory of
Edward George Bauer
Edward George Bauer 1942-2017 74, of North Canton, Ohio and Longwood, Fla. passed away in Florida on Thursday, January 5, 2017 following an extended illness, which he fought with great courage and fortitude. Ed was born in 1942 in Lansing, Mich. to Marjorie and Otto Bauer. He was a graduate of Culver Military Academy and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. On June 6, 1964 he married his wife, Catherine (Parrish) with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2014. Following his graduation from college, he worked for General Motors Chevrolet Division in Brookpark, Ohio. In 1967 he began working for the United Engineering and Foundry Company where he held the positions of Plant Metallurgist, Foundry Superintendent, Plant Manager, and eventually the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Foundries. In 1994 he became one of three owners of United Foundries, Inc., serving as the Chief Operating Officer. In 1998 he and his partners acquired Dorbyl Roll Works in South Africa, which became the South African Roll Company (SARCO). Ed also served as COO of this acquisition. He was a member of the American Society of Metals, the American Foundrymen's Society, and served as the President of the Association of Roll Manufacturers for two terms. He was also a former member of the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club in Michigan, the Congress Lake Country Club in Hartville, Ohio, and the Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, Fla. While a student at Culver, he played the trombone and became the leader of the Dance Band. The friendships he made at Culver endured throughout his life. Heenjoyed playing golf, driving his vintage Corvette, and especially spending time with his beloved sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and walking his cherished collies. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Marjorie Bauer; his nephew, Curtis Bauer; and by an infant son and daughter. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Catherine; his brother, Richard Bauer (Elizabeth) of Painesville, Ohio; his sister-in-law, Abigail Walker (Eric) of Alexandria, Va.; his sons, Brian Bauer (Pamela) of Lake Mary, Fla., Bruce Bauer (Laurie) of Santa Fe, N.M., Christopher Bauer (Jaclyn) of College Station, Texas, and Joseph Bauer (Katherine) of Dublin, Ohio. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Brooke, Morgan, and Andrea; and his grandsons, Blake, Jackson, Dylan, Tanner, Chase, and Aiden. He also leaves behind his best friend, Winston. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Florida Hospital Altamonte for their gentle and compassionate care during Edward's final weeks of life. Funeral service will be private for the family. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home 4817 Cleveland Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ed's name to the Culver Academies Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund, 1300 Academy Rd., Culver, IN 46511, the Collie Health Foundation, 16150 Bonzai Trail, Brooksville, FL 34613, or PetSmart Charities, 19601 North 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027. You may sign our guest book at shriverfuneralhomes.com . Shriver Funeral Homes & Cremation Service 330-455-0349 Shriverfuneralhomes.com
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