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James T. Bauer, 86, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2014, at The Manor of Perrysburg. Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 2, 1928, to Joseph L. and Alice (Cunningham) Bauer. Jim graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended Notre Dame University.
He most recently worked for Lucas County as a Civil Engineer, retiring at the age of 73. He was a Land Surveyor for several years at various private engineering and surveying companies. Jim was a member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio.
In his early years, he was a member of the barber shop quartet, participated in singing competitions and the church choir. Jim enjoyed camping, computers, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid Notre Dame football fan!
He was a founding member of St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Church and was responsible for the survey and layout of the church, school and gymnasium buildings. He and Josephine loved to volunteer for many church activities together.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine; his parents, and his sister, Nancy Lonsway. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Christine) Bauer, Ruth (Rickie) LaPoint, Thomas (Loretta) Bauer, Jean (Alan) DeMania, Lawrence (Nancy) Bauer and Anne (Joseph) Feck; 20 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Wednesday, August 13 from 2:00-8:00 p.m., where a Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Thursday, August 14, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Manor of Perrysburg. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the
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Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2014