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Bernard Francis (Bernie) Bauman


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Bernard Francis (Bernie) Bauman Obituary
BERNARD (BERNIE) FRANCIS BAUMAN Age 96, went to our Lord on July 19, 2016. Born one of seven boys in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 26, 1920, to Anthony and Irene Bauman, he attended Edison High and worked on the family farm until he joined the US Navy in 1942. He served in the Pacific War Zone in World War II aboard the USS Langley. Upon his return from action in 1945, he married Katherine Sullivan in San Francisco. Bernie remained in the Navy Reserves until 1950, when he received a commission in the USAF Medical Service Corp before retiring as a Major in 1970. Major Bauman served all over the world, including the Pacific Theater, Germany, and Vietnam, serving as a hospital administrator at numerous stateside bases. He attended San Jose State, received a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching, attended many military schools, and received a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Baylor University in Texas. Following his military retirement he was a Hospital Administrator for Doctors Hospital of Los Angeles and Beverly Enterprises. His family lived in Palos Verdes, California, and was active in the South Bay Community. Bernard and Katherine retired to Hemet West in 1982. Katherine passed away in 2001. Bernie later married Mary Ball who passed away in 2015. In addition to his many military and civic awards, he was the recipient of a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of triage medicine in time of war or catastrophe. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers Baby Bauman, Richard, Howard, and Edward. He is survived by his four children, Judith Handwerker (husband Mark), Craig Bauman (wife Bea), Mary Nickerson (husband Jeffery), and Patrick Bauman (wife Kim). As of today, his growing family also includes seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brothers Leonard (wife Beth), and Willard (wife Ruthe). Bernie was a life member of the MSC Association, San Jose State Alumni, and Retired Officer Association. He was a former member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was an avid world traveler, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed photography, square dancing, bowling and playing bridge. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wonderful friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the veteran's organization of your choice in Bernie's name. Services will be at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, Saturday, July 23, 2016.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on July 22, 2016
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