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Kenneth S. Bauer | 87

June 20, 1934 - November 27, 2021

Kenneth S. Bauer, 87, of 345 Grant Street, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness.

He was born June 20, 1934, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph B. and Regina Mattmiller Bauer. Ken was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1952. He was a retired employee of Osram Sylvania, retiring in 1996.

On June 2, 1956, in the Sacred Heart Church, Ken married Shirley L. Robison, who preceded him in death on January 19, 2016.

He is survived by two sons: Shawn Bauer and his wife Mary and Aaron Bauer and his wife Joyce, both of St. Marys; five granddaughters: Sarah Bauer, Lauren Bauer, Abbey Bauer, Jennifer Bauer, and Jessica Bauer; four great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Eleanore “Ellie” Bauer of St. Marys; and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Ken was preceded in death by his sister, Eileen Rigard; and by two brothers: Francis “Butch” Bauer and Paul Bauer. He was the last member of his immediate family.

Ken was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. His hobbies included camping and playing cards. He enjoyed woodworking and home remodeling projects. Ken was always there to lend a hand when needed.

He was an avid Pittsburgh sports enthusiast; he didn’t miss many Steelers, Pirates, or Penguins games. He also enjoyed watching girls’ college softball. For many years, Ken participated in baseball and softball. His presence on the field will long be remembered not only as a first baseman but also for the well hit softballs over the outfield fence.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 10:30 AM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

As per the family’s request, wearing masks and social distancing is recommended and would be greatly appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired may be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.



No Visitation

Funeral Service

December 4, 2021
10:30 am
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

December 4, 2021
11:30 am
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Touch em all Kenny

  2. Sending our sincere sympathy to Shawn, Aaron and families. Kenny and Shirley were the sweetest people. Keeping you all in our prayers. RIP Kenny.

  3. Aaron, Joyce, Jen and Jessica—I know how much you’re going to miss your dad/grandpa. We only met him once at ONU, but Jen spoke frequently and with love about him. May he rest in Heaven with Shirley and his family.

  4. Sorry for your loss. He was a great man.

  5. Aaron, Joyce and girls,
    So sorry to hear of your loss of Ken. May he rest in the eternal campground with Shirley.

  6. Shawn and family, our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father.🙏🏻🙏🏻

  7. We got to know Ken, Shirley, Paul, and Ellie at the Footerest campgrounds in the mid 1980’s and had many campfires and great fun conversations with them. It has been a long time since we have seen each other, but, the memories will linger a long time coming. Rest in peace friend.

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