Margaret G. “Peg” Bauer

Margaret G. “Peg” Bauer, 82, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Parkway Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

She was born July 28, 1937, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles “Sal” and Margaret Fritz Gnan.  Peg was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955, and also a graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing in Erie, Class of 1958.  She was formerly employed at the Boston General Hospital and the Somerville Hospital in Cambridge, MA.  Peg worked as a registered nurse at Pinecrest Manor and retired from the nursery at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.  She finished her working career as a substitute nurse at Sylvania and the St. Marys Area School District.

On September 3, 1960, in the St. Marys Church, Peg married William A. “Bill” Bauer, who preceded her in death on August 19, 2019.

Peg is survived by three daughters, Mary Pat Fleming and her husband Brian, Julie Smithbauer, and Carol Wilson and her husband Cain, all of St. Marys; a son, Thomas W. Bauer and his wife Paula of St. Marys; a son-in-law, James W. Smithbauer of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren, Alissa (Jonathon Jacobeen) Fleming, Jessica (Brad) Sidelinger, Janice (Mike) Muldowney, Erica (Andy) Morris, Melissa Bauer, Scott Bauer, Jennifer Bauer, Camille Smithbauer, Mitchell Smithbauer (fiancée Sophie Yanak), Kendra Smithbauer, Jared Smithbauer, and Nathan Smithbauer; and by one great grandson, Owen Muldowney.

In addition to her husband and parents, Peg was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Bauer.

Peg was a member of the St. Marys Church, the Nurses’ Study Club, and the Catholic Daughters of America.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Marys Church on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Catholic Daughters of America, c/o Lori Schreiber, 178 Taft Road, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the Nurses’ Study Club, c/o Charlotte Beimel, 524 North Michael Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Patty (Breindel) Wise December 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm

I grew up in Lynchville, and I remember playing with neighborhood kids and riding my bike down the “alley” next to her house. One day I stopped to say hello to her, and she took me in the house and we sat at the kitchen table and talked and ate cookies. I was very young, but I remember her sweet smile and outgoing personality. She will always be remembered by myself as a wonderful person who took the time out of her day to talk to the “little fat girl”. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of her family. She will truly be missed.

Coletta Corioso December 10, 2019 at 5:55 pm

My condolences to the family. I know the heartache of losing a mother and sympathize with you very much. May your mother rest in peace.

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