Raymond George Bauer Sr.
BAUER, RAYMOND GEORGE, Sr., 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 22, 2015 at Episcopal Church Home. He was a native of Louisville, son of the late Mary (Connaughton) and Leo Bauer.
A graduate of Saint Xavier High School and the University of Kentucky, Ray became a professional mechanical engineer working for Tube Turns and retired from DuPont.
During World War II, Ray served on the USS Macomb in the Pacific Theater and was one of the first sailors to enter Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender. In 1949, Ray co-founded and drafted building plans for the Shady Glen Club in Prospect, KY with friends from church. He was known for his passion for golf and had been an active player in the Crescent Hill Mens golf league where he accomplished a hole in one at 78 years old. Ray most notably was a devout Catholic and servant to God in his selfless work as Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Saint Vincent DePaul, and volunteer tax preparation for under privileged families, and other charitable activities.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Bauer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary "Charlie" Bauer (Koch); daughter Kay Bauer of Houston, TX; son Ray Bauer, Jr. (Stephanie) of Prospect, KY; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Charley; sister Mary Cox (Clyde) of Naples, Florida; brother Louis Bauer (Carol) of Louisville, KY; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian burial will be10 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2015 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 5505 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, Kentucky 40291-1909, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Gabriel Parrish, 5505 Bardstown Road.
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