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Paul A. Baer Obituary
PAUL A. BAER, 84, FORMERLY OF BOYERTOWN Paul A. Baer, 84, formerly of Boyertown, PA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Sanatoga Center, Pottstown, PA. He was the husband of Carol M. (Poper) Baer with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Birdsboro, PA, he was a son of the late John L. Baer and Esther (Fick) Baer. Paul was a graduate of Reading High School. A U.S. Marine Veteran, he served during the Korean Conflict from 1951-59. He was a machine operator and worked for 42 years for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and Occidental Chemical Company, formerly of Pottstown, PA. He was a member of Friendship Hook & Ladder Co. 1, Inc., Boyertown, PA and the Boyertown Orioles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Kerry Joffred of Birdsboro, PA; Ryan Baer (Deborah) of Reading, PA; Craig Baer of Reading, PA, and Richard Baer (Katie) of Boyertown, PA; one daughter, Brenda Edsall (Stephen) of Reading, PA; two stepdaughters, Tina M. Kellam (Thomas) of Pottstown, PA, and Teresa Nayman (James) of Texas; one brother, Robert Baer (June) Birdsboro, PA; one sister, Mary Brown (Harvey) of Sinking Spring, PA; 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his five brothers, Lester, John, Richard, Earl and Donald Baer, and his sister, Pauline Sallada. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 11 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA. Pastor Leroy Hallman will officiate. A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friendship Hook & Ladder Co.1, Inc. 10 Warwick St., Boyertown, PA 19512. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com
Published in The Mercury on June 26, 2014
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