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Donald A. Bauer
Donald A. “Don” Bauer, 65 of Perkiomenville, passed away unexpectedly during the recent storm on September 1, 2021. His family will be eternally grateful for his heroism in saving his wife, Kate, during a flash flood. Don was a graduate of Pottstown High School and an ongoing student in the school of life. He had several careers including factory worker, landscaper, woodworker, and for the last 15 years, he drove school bus for Quigley Bus Company in the Boyertown School District. He loved volleyball and the friendships he formed there. He played for many years and earned the nickname “Mortuary Don” because he “killed” the ball. He also coached volleyball and soccer. He was a proud father, investing time and attention in his children and their interests. He was the beloved husband of Kate (Ernst) Bauer and father of Darby and Sophie Bauer. He was the eldest son of Victor and Pearl (Eagle) Bauer of Pottstown. Don is survived by his wife, two children, and father. He is also survived by his brother, Gary and wife Kathy Bauer of Pottstown, mother-in-law Kitty Ernst of Perkiomenville, and nephews David Bauer, Mike Bauer, Brian Bauer and Nick Ernst. Celebration of Don’s life on October 17th, 2pm to 4pm, will be at the family farm. Contact [email protected] for details. Instead of sending flowers, please remember Don by putting others first. As he would say, “Get the damn vaccine and wear a mask!” Give to your favorite charity in his name or to his memorial volleyball tournament ( To participate now in celebrating Don’s life, visit his “Book of Memories” at
Published by The Mercury from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
at the family farm
Contact [email protected] for details., PA
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We are so heartbroken and you are in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. There truly are no words. Don was always smiling, always helping and always so kind. We still talk about the MD soccer tournament when Sophia and Kenzie were swimming in the freezing ocean. The boys had such a fun time. We hope that your memories bring you comfort. He will be missed.
The Engle´s
September 9, 2021
We knew Don through Push the Rock Volleyball. My daughter was on a team with Sophie. What a great man, what a great family. So sorry, so very sorry. God bless you.
Marysue Cadman (MJ´s mom)
September 9, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Kate and their children. Sending love across the miles.
Linda Jarmulowicz
September 9, 2021
Deepest Sympathies to Kate, Darby, Sophie and family. Prayers coming your way. He will be missed. Wonderful memories of his thoughtfulness. He was always helping Kate when needed for AABC convention time and of course anytime needed.
Marie and Bernie Kunz
September 8, 2021
We will be keeping you in our prayers. Don was an awesome man who thought of others before himself. He will be sadly missed.
The Hellers
September 7, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Don's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kate, Darby, Sophie and family. May God bless you, comfort you and give you His peace!
Vicky Gaucker
September 7, 2021
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