To Dave's family, we offer our deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. Dave is our loss, too, as I remember when Dave started attending our 1st model show in Sharpsville. He was always in a good mood and had a smile for everyone ! We at (SVASM) will miss him.
Dave could build your car if you gave him a photo he would get the factory color an looked real a great modeler an great guy super nice, never had a me thing to say about anyone, miss you Tom Simerlink
There are no words to express finding an old friend, renewing a brotherhood, planning for future memories, and then losing the opportunity in a passing moment. A great man, who brought out the best in everyone he met.
Den and I cannot express what an honor it was to be Dave's friends
You will forever shine brightly in my heart.
Love always, XO
Your MUCH younger sister,
Dear Terri and Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Keep the wonderful memories in your heart.
We will miss Dave but he has gone to a better place. I knew Dave for almost 30 years and he was always considered a good friend. We would loose touch for awhile and then just picked up right where we left off. Knowing someone like Dave makes you feel that your life has truly been blessed. He is out of our sight but never our hearts.
DAVID N. BAUER August 3, 1956 - February 9, 2013 I first met Dave almost 11 years ago while singing karaoke at Monte Cellos. He was one of the first people to welcome me into this kind of community they had there. In this community, Dave was their “Mayor.” When Dave sang Barry White, everyone listened and when the people he cared about sang, he listened. People thought highly of Dave and he thought highly of them. He complimented them and made them feel special. He also made sure others knew how special his friends and family were to him. He spoke of his daughter, Jen, and son-in-law, Eric, with such praise that I loved and knew them before we even met. He spoke highly of his mother, sisters, brother-in-laws, nephew and cousin so that when I met them, we were already family. It wasn't only the things Dave said that were reflections of his character but also the things he did. He loved collecting things. He was a collector of not only hearts, but of belongings as well. He collected sunglasses, hats, watches, coats….World War II books, model and toy cars….Charlie Brown collectibles, Steelers and Panthers paraphernalia, Classic car and Chevy items…and I can go on, but I think you get the idea. He would've collected cars if he had the funds and if he had permission. He loved, Betsy, his Chevy Impala SS that he took from a “barn find” to an incredible piece of machinery. He took great pride in it. He took excellent care of it. He knew what he liked and he also paid attention to what others liked. He always seemed to buy people the perfect gifts and took time to understand what people liked and needed. Whether it was the way he over did it for parties with the delicious food like seafood bisque and dips or the special way he dressed up for Christmas, we knew he wanted everyone to enjoy themselves and made sure to take excellent care of everyone as a gracious host. He loved food and cooking. He had his special places to buy baked goods and had his special dishes at his favorite restaurants. He seemed to have a story of each place that made you want to visit. If you told Dave you liked a food he prepared, he would start a very detailed and engaging explanation about the recipe. Sometimes he would talk about a secret ingredient, which was of course no secret to all of us that it was love. It was also no secret that he loved and was loved. He found a special kind of love with my mom and he made her very happy. He became a father to my sister and me and even my husband. He became a grandfather to my children and for these things I am grateful. He loved golfing. You knew that Dave was honest and determined by the way he golfed. He would try 10 times to get a ball out of a sand pit or off of a rough hill. He would try until someone stepped in and said, “Dave, it's time to move the ball.” He was determined and fought long and hard in his battle with cancer until God finally stepped in said, “Dave, it's time to come home.” He loved Pittsburgh sports. He loved the Steelers and the Panthers. He loved tailgating and being with people. We had the privilege of going to a Pitt game with him. He had a friend of his lend us VIP passes to get on the field which really impressed my kids. They said that Dave really knows people. He knows people to get us on the field at Heinz Field…and he even knows Santa! Well, now he knows God. He's up there in heaven watching over us…and Dave's love, like the Chevy motto, runs deep. He touched our hearts and he touched our souls so deeply that we will never forget him. Dave, we just couldn't get enough of your love…Babe.
By Julie Branowitzer Zubryd
Sue and the Bauer family,I'm very sorry for the loss you are all feeling but Dave's suffering has ended. My cousin Tucker, who worked at the station for your dad in high school, also wanted to pass along his condolences. Your family and friends will help you get through this difficult time.
OH my, the memories that we share and they all started on Richey Ave.... the black guppies,kickball on Ruggles, the gas station and all the other fond memories of knowing the Bauers! Thinking of all of you at this time. White light and healing thoughts, Maureen Berry Plichta
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this pressing time. Dave was a great person. My father and him have been friends for a long time. I remember meeting him when I was young and he made me laugh at the littlest things. He is in a better place now and will be watching over you now.
OUR MEMORIES OF DAVID GO BACK MANY YEARS, TO ALL THE TOY/MODEL SHOWS IN OH & PA. WE ALWAYS ENJOYED VISITING! WE WILL MISS HIM! JOHN CARLISLE
Hi Susan and family, "It takes a long time to get used to
the loss of someone we love.
But it's important to remember
that when people die, they leave
Something very special behind-
They leave us memories
of many things they said and did.
And as long as we have those memories,
the people we love will live on
in our hearts and minds."
To Valerie, and the Bauer & Emerson Families,
I wanted to express my deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of Dave. He was such a nice and generous man. He would come to Erie Copper Works in Ohio and bring banana or pumpkin bread from Bob Evans for us and he was always happy. Find comfort in your fond memories of Dave and know that he is in a joyous place and not in pain anymore.
A special poem for a very special man.
Friends to so many people
where ever he went.
A passionate man who cares
for those he called friends.
A loving son, brother, father and
companion to those he called
Seeing his smiling face, hearing his
laughter, will always be in our
minds and heart.
The twinkle of his eyes, a quick wink
and a grin to let you know he's
there for you.
Always willing to go that extra little
bit to help someone in need.
Someone from above has called him
to give a helping hand.
Looking down from above to watch over
his loved ones and friends.
Now he walks, with an smile on his
face, with the Lord above.
Written by a caring friend, Betsy Laird.
A long time, dear friend has passed before his time. Dave, you are free from the pain and suffering that you endured for so long. You will always be remembered as my best friend.
Dave Laird Sr.
My condolences to you. Dave touched the hearts of so many people and was a prominent co-worker of mine for 13 years at Erie Copper Works; he remained a caring friend after my retirement. I will miss this very thoughtful person. Lori Novak-West
Kim.. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have another angel watching over you
My deepest sympathy at the loss of Dave. He will be greatly missed because he touched the lives of so many people. A great friend and co-worker. Dave enjoyed organizing Erie Copper Works golf outings in the past. Dave will be sadly missed as a salesman and a great friend.
I was deeply saddened by the news of Dave's passing. from those early days on Richey Av up through the years. It can be purely said that Dave was foremost a truly good guy. My condolences to the Bauer family.
Very sorry to hear this.I knew Dave for a long time through the local model car club. Dave was always upbeat and a pleasure to talk with.He will be missed. My condolences to family and friends.
Dave, you were a good friend. I will miss you and trust you are in the arms of Jesus. I will see you again someday.
Dear Mrs Bauer,Susie,Kim,Terry, Jennifer,Jonathan and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many fond memories of Dave and the Bauer family. Dave would light up a room and bring a smile to your face. God Bless Dave and his family.
I was very sad to hear of Dave's passing,I have known Dave for many years thru the model club and all the toy shows we both attended. I good friend has passed on.
when I bought a Solara convertible in 2000 to celebrate my special birthday, Dave always teased me about the "Pinto"....he always made us laugh and smile!
My sincerest sympathy at the loss of your beloved brother Dave. I remember many, many years ago when we were in grade school ready for high school all the fun times we had with your brother and all his friends at your house. To bring back the times!
Dave was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Rest in peace David.
Mr. Bauer was a great friend, not only to my parents but to me as well. I will always have fond memories of finishing a shift at Cello's and sitting down with him over a beer and good conversation. He could always make me smile and was always good for advice both personally and professionally. I'm proud to consider him one of my McKnight Village "parents". He will be greatly missed.
Sorry to hear about Dave, knew him thru Three Rivers since the late 1980's......
Dave and I have been good friends for many years. He was always upbeat and smiley.
As a committee member and friend , I will certainly find a void in our Industry
Our thoughts and prayers are with the
Scott & Colleen (Hart)Jewell
Perry High School 1974
I knew Dave from Perry High School, he was such a nice guy and had a great sense of humor. I ran into him a few years ago at the Log Cabin, he was still the same nice upbeat funny guy. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing.
We knew dave through the toy shows. We wish to express our condolences and prayers to his family.
Greg Smith and George Finnerty III
We were friends since Perry. We could always make each other laugh. I'll miss that giggle. You fought so hard. RIP Dave. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
THE "BAUER" FAMILY MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOUR SON, FATHER, BROTHER AND HUSBAND.I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING DAVID 30 YEARS AGO IN HIS GARAGE NO DOUBT!HE GAVE ME A EDUCATION ON CAR TRIVIA, WE LAUGHED FOR HOURS! WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT JENNIFER SHE WAS HER PARENTS LITTLE PRINCESS, "ALWAYS" REMEMBER THAT JEN. PRAYERS, LOVE SHARON
We go back a long ways. We loved you but God loved you best. I will miss you. May God bless your family and keep them strong.
This is so said to hear. I have spent so much time with Dave over the years as a proud alumni of the Electric Furnace Steelmaking world, Lectromelt and especially our 30 plus year relationship as friends. I talked to Dave in September when he called to tell me what he was going through. Sadly that was the last time I talked to him.
So many good times we experienced in so many cities during the Electric Furnace Conferences and the Iron and Steel Expositions. I'll never forget the trip he and I made driving from Orlando to Pensacola, Florida to see the U.S. Naval Museum and my wife's Grandfather's airplane the NC-4.
rs Bauer Susie & Kim, I was so sorry to hear about David's passing. He was a good friend and neighbor when we were all growing up. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.
I did not know Dave for long, but I liked what I knew and will miss him.
Dave was Old School and a Class Act besides a good friend. Make good sauce in Heaven!
Dave, you will be deeply missed by your friends at AIST. We only meet a few years ago but you were such a bright, cheerful spot in our EAF conference and I enjoyed working with you. My sympathy to your daughter and family.
Dave was a wonderful friend that I met through AIST. His Italian food every year at AISTech kept me going......we shared a love of good food and great company. My heart is broken and he will be terribly missed.
Dave will be missed by so many people. I will always remember him in the dearest. He was a part of our family for 30+ years and no one can ever come close. His smile, laugh and sense of humor was always able to cheer anyone up. Thank you Dave for letting me be part of your wonderful life. God Bless You!
A cousin, friend and all around great guy, who touched my heart with a smile, humor and kindness from the time he was a baby and through out life...even at the "Cousins Clubs"! Our family was blessed to have him and he will be missed.
Dave, I was sad to here you passed on.I have many fond memories of you and the beginings of the model car club ,which you helped to found. I will miss the feindship. I am happy for the great times and memories.
As I scour through dictionaries, a Thesaurus, and many online resources, I can not find the right words which decribe my feelings about our loss of "The Blade." Love ya' man. Jimbo :(
Dave was a great guy and dear friend to my family. He will be missed by many, he was taken way to soon. My deepest sympathies to his family and his daughter Jen. His family and friends will be in my prayers during this tough time.
Your smile and laugh lit up and filled the room when you entered, I will always remember you for your big, happy smile and your great sense of humor. You will be missed by everyone, all my love to you Davey and to your family. I will see everyone soon, I promise that! Love, Lori
Your cousins will miss your hearty laugh and smiling face, your kindness and warmth. You touched our lives and filled our hearts in so many ways.
Dave has been a special part of our lives for the past 9+ years. Our lives were touched by his kind, happy nature and we will miss him dearly. My sincerest sympathies to everyone who mourns his death. It is too soon, much too soon.
Dave was a dear friend. Ive known him since high school. I will miss him so very much. He was always there if you needed him. My heart goes out to all who loved him. We will meet again Milo.....Undine
I was so saddened to hear the news. I have so many fond memories of Dave...from when I was a just a little girl! He and Terry would take us to get ice cream, trips to Presque Isle, sleepovers at the apartment...then Jenny came along...the light of their lives! Then Joanie and I got to babysit! :) You all will be in my prayers! ~Tink
Dear Bauer family, I've known Dave since the 80's through the model car club and the Wexford church car cruise. He was a great guy who I've been friends with throughout the years. Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, John Pflugfelder