Helen T. Bauer

Helen T. Bauer, 69, of 228 Church Street, St. Marys, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.

She was born May 3, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Martin and Mildred Lynch Tomaski.  She was a former resident of Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1961.  She was a former employee of Osram Sylvania.

On July 22, 1967 in the Holy Rosary Church, she married Michael H. Bauer, Jr., who survives.  She is also survived by a daughter, Roseann (Glenn) Crissman of St. Marys; six sons, Roger (Georgia) Bauer of Erie, Paul Bauer of Arlington, VA, Patrick (Jessica) Bauer of St. Marys, Kevin (Kim) Bauer of St. Marys, Jeff (Kate) Bauer of St. Marys and Randy Bauer of Gibsonia, PA; and 11 grandchildren, Hayden Lewandowski, Evan Lewandowski, Helena Bauer, Camryn Bauer, Luke Bauer, Alex Bauer, Garrett Bauer, Rebekka Bauer, Kolby Bauer, Noah Crissman and Gavin Crissman.  Also surviving are two brothers, Martin Tomaski, Jr. of Johnsonburg and William Tomaski of Johnsonburg.

Mrs. Bauer was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a former cook at St. Joseph’s Monastery and the St. Mary’s Priory.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Labre Indian School, c/o Curtis Yarlott, Ashland, Montana 59004.

Bill and Nadine Carr Family August 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

We are very saddened to learn of Helen’s passing. We all remember her enthusiasm and her smile whenever we would see her. What good times we had as our children were growing up at the ballgames. You and your family are in our prayers.

Kevin and Linda Johnson August 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Mike and Family,

Our sincere condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Kevin and Linda Johnson

Fred Adams August 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Helen will surely be missed by me and her other classmates of 1961.
She was a big help to me in the planning of our 50 year reunion.
Our condolences go out to the family.

Paul Tettis August 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

So sorrry to hear about your wife. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers. So glad to have met you at Cursillo and to be able to support you during this difficult time. I’m sure your wife is in paradise with our Lord and Savior.

Deepest Sympathies,
Paul Tettis (Rector Men’s Cursillo #221)

Bruce, Tina, Brock, Ben, Tabitha, and Tiffany Sherry August 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep Helen in our prayers.

BILL SMITH August 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your wife Helen. I have you in my prayers, my friend.
Bill Smith #221

Don Fapore August 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm


I am very sorry about your lose and wish you the best and the peace and comfort of our Lord. De Colores…you and your family are in my prayers.

Best regards, drf

Bernie & Patty Rettger August 30, 2012 at 12:54 am

We are sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman. She will be missed by all.

Erica Bauer August 30, 2012 at 6:23 am

Prayers, sympathy, and love in your time of loss.


Daryl and Erica Bauer
Marlee, Daulton, and Payton

Lois D'amore August 30, 2012 at 8:07 am

Dear Mike and family,
You have my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Helen. I was shocked to read that in the paper, not knowing she was sick. I think of her fondly, her friendship and always happy self. My prayers are for you and your whole family, as I know what you are going through. I know she will meet Tony in heaven and they will continue to pray for us. Keep the faith and God will see you through this.
Lois D’Amore

Donna and Clate Aunkst August 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

We are very sorry for your loss.

Denise Sarnoski August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

Dear Mike and entire family:
My heart goes out to all of you in this time of sadness. Helen was such a sweet woman and I feel honored to have known her. Never forget all the laughter and joy and smiles she gave to all of you. God Bless and prayers go out to all .

John White August 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time Mike; peace of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus be with Y’all.


Fr. Paul Siebert August 30, 2012 at 10:30 am


I am so sorry about the passing away of your wife, Helen! I know you will miss her deeply. Although I am unable to attend, please know of my prayers be with you… for comfort for you and for eternal life for your wife. I hope to see you sometime. DECOLORES!

Joan Smith August 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

Helen was a beautiful and caring lady. Her family, husband and children, are a testament to her life.
Joan Smith

Irv August 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

Paul – Rose Ann and I were terribly sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Pat told me about it. Please convey our deepest sympathies to all of your family. Let me know when you get settled in your new digs. Regards – Irv

Fred & Marie Fritz August 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Dear Mike & Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss.

In sympathy and friendship,
Fred & Marie Fritz

David Miller-Martini August 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Dear Mike,

I cannot possibly understand the depth of the loss you must feel in losing your loving wife. But I do understand the heartache that comes from losing someone you respect and love.

I pray that our Lord and Savior quickly blesses you with His healing peace and comfort. My prayers also go out to you and your family for God’s Angel of Mercy to abide in you, and to protect you, all the days of your life.

My humble sympathy,
David Miller-Martini

John Imhof August 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Mike and the Bauer family,

It was with great sadness that I learned of Helen’s passing. I realize that no words are adequate at this difficult time, but I do want you to know that you are in my thoughts.


Dave Summerson August 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm


We were very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Dave and Lynn Summerson #221 and #227

Daniel Pontzer September 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

Michael, Roseann, Roger, Paul, Patrick, Kevin, Jeff, and Randy Bauer:

I am sorry about your loss. You are in my prayers. I am sure that Helen is looking down on you all from above.

Dan Pontzer

Sandra (Buerk) Donato September 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

I am sadden that Helen and I did not reconnect. She was a friend who was one of my bridesmaids; I moved to Long Isand, NY, so distance was a problem. But I will always have fond memories and remember the happy times we spent as young adults. My condolences to the family.

Elizabeth "Stockman" Gabor September 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Dear Mike & Family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Helen. My thoughts of her will always be a very warm memory
in my heart…. will always remember her kindness & smile… May God bless you & your dear family, with peace & tender mercy… Love & Prayers…. Take care, Jake & Liz Gabor ^j^

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