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Warren M. Baumer


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Warren M. Baumer Obituary
Baumer, Warren M.Warren M. Baumer, 87, passed away Friday April 18, 2014 in the Luther Crest Health Care Center, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Isabel J. (Bechtel) Baumer and Joan (Jarrett) Gemmel Baumer. They were married for 22 years last July. He was born in Emmaus July 10, 1926 to the late Miles L. Baumer and Arlene M. (Heimbach) Baumer Beers. Warren was employed by the Acme Markets for 40 years in various supervisory capacities such as Manager, Director of Wage and Hour Control, Real Estate Department for new store sites and District Supervisor; retiring in 1981. Thereafter, he was District Supervisor for Storecast Corp. for five years. He then retired from the world of work. He served with the 29th Marine Regiment of the 6th Marine Division during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was involved in the Battle of Okinawa and the occupation of Tsingtoa, China. He was the church treasure at Hope U.C.C. for 10 years, a member of the Emmaus Senior Golf League and avid golfer. He worked as a Starter and Ranger at the Butter Valley Golfport course for 13 years. Warren resided at the Luther Crest Retirement Community where he enjoyed playing pool and purchasing the greeting cards for the Luther Crest Gift Shop which he managed briefly. He also enjoyed playing pinochle, watching sports on TV and visiting with friends and relatives. Warren's greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors: Wife; sons, Glenn and his wife LeeAnn of Center Valley, Scott and his wife Diane of Medford, NJ; Step-daughters, Christina Gemmel-Gnidovec and her husband Dale of Pataskala, OH, Karen L. Wolf and her husband Glenn of Coudersport, PA, and Diane G. May and her husband Dean of Annville, PA; brother, Richard H. Baumer and his wife Yolanda of Sarasota, FL; sister, Jean Piper of Bethlehem; ten Grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday in the Hope United Church of Christ 1031 Flexer Avenue, Allentown. Call 9:00 - 10:30 A.M. Tuesday in the church. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown with military honors. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown. www.stephensfuneral.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hope U.C.C. Memorial Fund 1031 Flexer Avenue, Allentown PA 18104.
Published in Morning Call on Apr. 19, 2014
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