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Sherwood "Gunny" Bauer, 82, passed away at home on Saturday, December 29. Born in 1930 in Old Saybrook, CT, he was a Korean War veteran. After serving his country in the Navy, he was an owner and manager of several Ford franchises in Connecticut. After retiring, he moved to Shelter Island, NY, where he was a ferry pilot. In 1993, he moved to DeLand. Often called on for help and advice, he could fix anything and had a wealth of knowledge that he shared with his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Geraldine "Jerry" Bauer; sons, Kirk Bauer (Martha), of DeLand, and Sherwood "Chip" Bauer (Kristen), of Stuart; seven grandchildren, Ashley Harvill, Clayton, Meredith, Jeffrey, Allison, Reed, and Grace; and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Morgan, and Kaden Harvill. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 3, 2013