Frank Bauman, 75, former longtime Recreation Director in his hometown of Bedford died on December 2, 2013, in Burlington. Frank was born in Cambridge on March 23, 1938, and he was the son of the late Leslie and Irene (LaPlante) Bauman. He was raised in Belmont and was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1956. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Curry College in Milton in 1960. He was also an Army veteran serving in the post |Korea era. Frank served the Town of Bedford as Bedfords first Recreation Director spending 30 years in that post. Appointed to this position in 1972, he thoroughly enjoyed developing youth sports in Bedford as an administrator, coach and proud parent. Under Franks leadership, the Recreation Department expanded its scope to include a well-rounded slate of programs including art, science, music, ski, special events and much more. Along with many of his friends, Frank was instrumental in the development of Springs Brook Park, the towns seasonal swim facility. He also established the Kids Club in 1993, a program that serves many families with supervised care for school children before school, after school and during vacations. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and concern for youth, realizing the importance of childhood and making sure that children were involved in programs of their choice. Following his retirement in 2003, he went to work for Enterprise in Billerica where he enjoyed another career for ten years. Frank was a gregarious, compassionate, warm, welcoming man. His affability was contagious and he was blessed with many, many friends. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Garrity) Bauman, three sons, Michael and his wife, Melissa of Billerica, Thomas of Bedford and David and his wife, Janet of Billerica, his sister, Patricia Draper of RI; seven grandchildren, Madison, Morgan, Jake, Haleigh, Olivia, Ella and Jack and many loving nieces and nephews. His funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Michael Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford, on Fri., December 6, at 9:00 A.M. Visitation was at the Bedford Funeral Home, on Thurs., December 5, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Interment was in Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford. Flowers were omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Recreation Dept., Kids Club, or the Council on Aging, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730.
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Published in The Bedford Minutemen from Dec. 5 to Dec. 12, 2013