EMPORIUM - Richard D. Bauer, 73, of West Sixth Street, Emporium, died Thursday (April 29, 2021) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys.
Born March 11, 1948, in DuBois, he was the son of Guy and Regina Felix Bauer. On Sept. 21, 1968, in St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, he married Barbara A. Towner, who survives.
Mr. Bauer was a lifelong resident of Emporium and for many years, with his wife, owned and operated South Park Lumber in Emporium. He also served on the Borough Council and was employed for many years as Cameron County Tax Assessor before retiring from that position in 2012.
He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #990 both in Emporium. Rick loved golf and was a member of Emporium Country Club. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife Barb are one son, Daryl Bauer of Emporium; one daughter, Nicole (Paul) Abriatis of Emporium; three grandchildren, Noah and Zachary Abriatis and Ty Bauer; one brother, Gerard (Debbie) Bauer of Beaver Dam, Wisc.; three sisters, Kathleen (Earl) Haberstroh of Murrysville, Toni (Dave) Dresser of Emporium, and Christine (Dave) Hickoff of Fenton, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Monday, May 3, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church with the Rev. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium. Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.