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William Harold Bauer

January 9, 1942 — June 9, 2024

Kettering

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BAUER, William Harold, age 82, of Kettering, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024. 


One of five children, William was born January 9, 1942, to the late Howard and Estelle (Waitzman) Bauer. He graduated from Chaminade High School and proudly served four years in the Navy, specializing in Information Technology. After being discharged from the military, William worked as a civilian at Wright Patt until he retired from the IT field. 


He grew in his faith, cultivating his beliefs as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. William enjoyed working with his hands, creating beautiful pieces of woodwork, growing lovely gardens, and along with Sheila, they enjoyed the adventure of collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia. His craftiness, kindness, and deep love for his family will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 


Along with his parents, William is preceded in death by his wife, Sheila; brother, Nick Bauer; and sister, Mary Illes. He is survived by his children, Erika (Aaron) May and Marc (CeElla) Bauer; grandchildren, Kyle Bauer and Aaron May, Jr.; one great-grandchild; sisters, Sally (Don) Wineger and Doris (Jim) Weidner, and numerous nieces and nephews.  


Family will greet friends from 5:30pm-6:30pm Friday, June 14 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., with Funeral Services beginning at 6:30pm at the funeral home. For those unable to attend, services will be livestreamed on Routsong Funeral Home's YouTube page.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to Brookdale of Beavercreek Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice for their excellent care of William. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dementia Society of America. 

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Friday, June 14, 2024

5:30 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home - Kettering

2100 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, OH 45429

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 14, 2024

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home - Kettering

2100 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, OH 45429

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