Edward Joseph Bauman, 79, formerly of South Scranton, most recently of Jermyn, died Thursday of an illness.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna Zielinski Bauman. He attended the Scranton Public Schools and was employed by Scranton Department of Public Works before retirement.
Edward enjoyed casinos, music, concerts, fishing, huckleberry picking, "Walker, Texas Ranger," westerns and spending time with his five grandsons. Spoiling his grandsons became his number-one priority. He was a great fisherman and really loved bullheads. He amazed his children and grandchildren regularly when he would catch two at a time, and would outfish them by at least 10-to-1. Rocky Glen was his favorite fishing hole and he would be found there throughout his life. He and his brother, Bill, his proclaimed best friend, would do everything together, they were inseperable. He really missed spending time with his brother after his passing in March 2008.
Surviving are four sons, Edward Bauman Jr., Scranton; Jason Bauman and wife, Dawn, Scranton; Frank Bauman and wife, Carol, Jermyn; Bruce Bauman, Scranton; five grandsons, Edward Joseph Bauman (EJ), Mickey Lee Bauman, Frank Ray Bauman Jr., Zachary Tyler Bauman and Aaron Chistopher Bauman; three brothers, Richard Bauman, Egg Harbor, N.J.; Joseph Bauman, Scranton; and Anthony Bauman, Old Forge; three sisters, Lorrain Andrukat, Carbondale; Betty Karbow-ski and Julie Smith, both of Scranton,
He was also predeceased by eight siblings, Carl, Albert, Marie, Joan, Jean, Ruth, William and Robert.
His sons, Frank and Jason, would like to thank the staff at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Allied Medical Center, Allied Hospice and especially Allied Rehab for all of the kindness extended to Edward. It was very obvious who his favorites were, and there were many. He made it a point to have nicknames for each that went out of their way to help him. A special thank you to Lenore Shiner for making his last few months as comfortable as possible. Nothing beats seeing a familiar face and he really appreciated seeing you and Carla. I am sure you don't hear it enough, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
"Grief is love's unwillingness to let go, but have comfort knowing I'm home now, I'm with my family, and you can bet I'm going fishing."
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Sznyter Funeral Home, 1101 Prospect Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott Sterowski, pastor. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Joseph W Sznyter Funeral Home
1101 Prospect Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 8, 2017