John Louis Bausano

03/25/1930 - 02/05/2015 Obituary
John Louis Bausano Obituary
John Louis Bausano was born March 25, 1930 to John and Lillian Bausano in Florence, Colorado. John had two siblings, Frank and Mary Lou.
John graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1948. He enlisted in the California National Guard June 1948 and served in 40th Infantry Division, during the Korean Conflict through 1952. He was commissioned in September 1953 and became an Armor Officer, then transitioned to the Army Reserves and to 426th Civil Affairs Company in 1962. John ultimately retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with over 29 years honorable service. In 1955, John went to work for California Interstate Telephone Company in Victorville, CA. John retired from Continental Telephone Company in 1988, with 33 years of service.
John leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years Nancy Elaine Bausano; four children Carole Lynn Anderson (Mike), Kenneth John Bausano (Deidra), Kathryn Marie Parks (Michael), all of Bakersfield, and Colonel Carrie Jane Bausano (Warren Becker) of Colorado Springs, CO. Grandchildren include Kristen Kolpacoff (Chad) of Elk Grove, CA, Jacob Parks of Baltimore, MD, and Staff Sergeant Nathan Anderson, currently serving in Germany, as well as great-grandsons Connor and Colton John Kolpacoff. And finally, his faithful companion, Lucky.
John was a member of many organizations including The Military Officers Association of American, the Charles Bikakis chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association of Bakersfield, the James T. McGuire chapter of Independent Telephone Pioneers, Post 26 American Legion, Elks Lodge #266, and the Italian Heritage-Dante Association. Additionally, he served as an ordained Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Services include; Visitation noon Sunday, March 1; Graveside 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, Bakersfield National Ceremony; followed by Celebration of Life Service 11:30 a.m at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Stine Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93309.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the MOAA PO Box 11853 Bakersfield, CA 93389.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 27, 2015
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