Conrad J. Bauman Sr.

Conrad J. Bauman Sr., 95, of Meshoppen and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 1, 1917. He was the son of the late Raymond Sr. and Caroline Hochreiter Bauman.

He was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, Class of 1936.

Conrad was a stonemason, as per his family tradition, for many years and retired in 1980 from the Blue Coal Co., Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Elizabeth Higgins; brothers, Raymond Jr. and Louis Bauman; and his longtime companion, Nellie Raginski.

Conrad, along with his father and brothers, built and owned a cottage in Ransom, where he spent many summer days with family enjoying the Susquehanna River, swimming, boating and fishing. He was also an avid golfer, who was very proud to say he could hit a golf ball while he was in his 90s. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with family and friends.

Surviving are his daughters, Carolyn Sharp and her husband, Neil, West Pittston; Barbara Womelsdorf, West Pittston; and Phyllis Wielgopolski and her husband, Joseph, Mountain Top; sons, Conrad Bauman Jr. and his wife, Doreen, Larksville; Joseph Bauman and his wife, Barbara, Melbourne, Fla.; and Michael Bauman and his wife, Judy, with whom he resided; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Liturgy of the Word service will be at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 7, 2012