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John C. Baumann Sr.

1935 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
John C. Baumann Sr. Obituary
John C. Baumann Sr.

AGE: 81 • Colora

John Christian Baumann, Sr., passed away on June 27th, 2017, after a lengthy illness. John is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Nancy Baumann, his four sons- John C. Baumann, Jr. (and Mary Baumann), Michael H. Baumann (and Maggie Knight), Alan K. Baumann (and Coreen Baumann) and Christian A. Baumann (and Mayme Baumann)- eight grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by a younger brother Michael C. Baumann (and Betty Baumann), four nieces and their families. He was preceded in death by a sister Johanna M. Southcomb, nephew Charles G. Southcomb and grandson John C. Baumann, III. A prior marriage to Hermina E. Baumann ended in divorce. Born in Baltimore City on November 5th, 1935, John spent his early days in the Federal Hill area, living at 629 E. Fort Avenue with his parents, John M. and Johanna R. Baumann, and siblings. He attended Southern High School and graduated with the class of 1953. John then attended Franklin and Marshall College, where he lettered in lacrosse and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1958. John was a devoted educator who taught for more than three decades in the Baltimore City public school system, retiring in 1997. He began his teaching career as a classroom teacher at Hampden Elementary School during the late 1960s; later he specialized in physical education and taught for many years at Arlington, Medfield, Barclay and Mount Washington Elementary Schools. As part of his teaching endeavors, John enjoyed a long and successful career as an athletic coach at Patterson High School, Northwestern High School and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he coached soccer, swimming and lacrosse. Through his teaching and coaching efforts, John mentored countless young men and women, and was a positive influence in the lives of many. During his retirement, John had a range of hobbies and interests including American history, singing in the German choir, world travel, and spending time with wife, family and friends. He was fond of animals, and always had pet dogs and birds. John was a gifted story-teller, and was well known for narrating colorful tales of his youth in South Baltimore. He continued to enjoy athletic pursuits up until the time of his death, especially bowling and volleyball. A celebration of John's life will take place in the near future, and those wishing to attend and pay their respects are kindly asked to contact Nancy Baumann at [email protected] for further details.
Published in The News Journal on July 7, 2017
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