Bauman, MD, William A.
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William Allen Bauman, MD, of Somers, NY died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. He was born on Nov. 23, 1923 in New York City, the son of a prominent New York physician, Dr. Louis Bauman and Mrs. Stella Bauman. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, graduating in 1942 and then enrolled at Harvard College. William received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1947.
William enrolled in the Air Force in 1951 and served as a Captain and practiced at Mitchell Air Force Base in the Medical Corps receiving an honorable discharge in 1952. He married Joan Carlsen in 1952 and they resided in Larchmont for many years before relocating to Somers, NY. William was appointed to the Faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and practiced at The Babies Hospital from 1953 to 1975. In 1974, he became VP of Medical Administrative Services for GHI and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hillcrest General Hospital in Queens until 1979. He was then appointed VP of Medical Affairs at The Danbury Hospital until he retired in 1990. During retirement, William returned to pursue his first passion in caring for children, and volunteered at a pediatric clinic in Danbury, Conn. William was a devoted supporter of the P & S Club at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the most comprehensive medical student activities organization in the U.S., serving as chair of the faculty advisory board of the P & S Club for two decades.
William Bauman was the beloved husband of Joan Carlsen Bauman, dear brother of Elfreida Eckels, devoted father to William, Phillip & Pamela and loving grandfather to Adelaide, Bree, Lindsay, Mary, Nicholas and Allison.
Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY on Sun. Dec. 2nd from 2-5 pm. A celebration of his life will be held at 3pm. A memorial service at the Larchmont Avenue Church will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Columbia P & S Club, Bard Hall 106 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032.
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road
Katonah, NY 10536
Published in the The Journal News from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2012