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Bernard M. Bauer, Jr.

March 20, 1952 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 70)


Bernard M. "Barnie" Bauer, Jr., 70, of 2442 Plank Road Hollow, Emporium, PA passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Monday afternoon (April 25, 2022). He was born March 20, 1952 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Bernard and
Catherine (Songer) Bauer. On September 17, 1976 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Bonita Rees, who survives him.

Ben, known to some as Barnie, graduated from Cameron County High School, Class of 1970. He was a self-employed dairy farmer starting at age ten and worked his entire life on his family’s century farm; something he always said he was born to do. He enjoyed spending time outdoors baling hay, planting crops and cracking jokes. He also loved spending time with his family and in the later years spending time with his grandchildren.He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Ben had 3 loves in his life; his farm, his children, and his wife of 45 years, his Bonnie. There are many in and around Emporium who can say what a special place the farm is and what fond memories they have of spending time with Ben throughout the years. If you ever had the fortune to talk with Ben, he would always talk, at great length about how proud he was of his children and of course how much he loved his wife.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jamie (Nick) Druga, Pittsburgh; son, Scott (Leah) Bauer, Emporium; daughter, Lauren (Tom) Modafarre, Ridgway; daughter, Emily (Jon) Coleman, Emporium; and special friends Cassidy and Bryan Dempsey, Emporium; nine grandchildren: Nicholas, Abigail, Alana, Jason, Jackson, Dakota, Grant, Leona, Adelaide and Benjamin; sister, Helen Newton, Emporium; sister, Marilyn Bauer, Texas, Along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Bauer and a sister, Linda Caldwell.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 30, 2022) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

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April 29, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Barnett Funeral Home
207 E 4th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

Mass of Christian Burial
April 30, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church (East Fourth Street, PA)

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