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BAUER JOHN LAWRENCE BAUER, III "Jack" Of Bethesda, MD, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home this past Friday morning, December 21 of a massive heart attack. Known for his larger-than-life personality, Jack (37) spread joy and happiness to all he met. Jack was an avid and exceptional fly fisherman, whitewater kayaker, mountaineer, skier, golfer, waterfowl hunter, and music aficionado. Countless friends of all ages would tell you that Jack's biggest love was being husband to Lauren Block Bauer and dad to his two-year-old son, John Lawrence Bauer IV. In his role as Senior Vice President of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, Jack served as co-manager of the Washington DC office originating over $3 billion in multifamily financing over his career. As a top-producing member of numerous industry associations, Jack was often chosen as a speaker or panelist on multifamily finance. Jack was widely known and respected as one of the country's most successful experts in his field. A man of confidence and sure of his values, Jack could often be found gathering with friends & neighbors, packing for a hunting or fishing trip, planning the next big travel adventure, attending a concert, or just enjoying time with his close-knit family. Colleagues appreciated Jack's problem solving skills, business savvy, and his unique way of building consensus. Jack had a much-appreciated ability to connect and communicate with people from all walks of life. In all he did, Jack sought constantly to encourage and help others. Always a kid at heart, Jack made everyone around him smile and laugh. One always left Jack's company feeling better and more at ease. A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Jack is survived by his wife Lauren; his son John; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Bauer, Jr. of Warrenton, VA and Vero Beach, FL; his sister Elizabeth Bauer Henrickson; David Henrickson; his much-loved niece and nephew, Libby and Andrew Henrickson of Warrenton, VA; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. George Cunningham of Vero Beach, FL. Jack will be deeply missed by his extended family and legions of friends. A celebration of Jack's life will be held this Friday at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandra, VA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation or American Whitewater. A celebration of Jack's life will be held this Friday at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandra, VA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation or American Whitewater.
Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 26, 2012