Harold "Jack" Bauer

September 26, 1937 - July 29, 2020
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Harold “Jack” Bauer, age 82, of Venice, FL, passed away on July 29, 2020.  He was born in Cincinnati, OH on September 26, 1937 to Harold J. “Whitie” Bauer and Aimee E. Bauer.   Jack was a 1955 graduate of Western Hills High School in Cincinnati.  He attended the University of Cincinnati and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He served in the US Navy Reserves from 1955 – 1963.  Jack worked for the General Electric Co. as a Metallurgical Tech for the Cincinnati Research and Development Division for 43 years.  After retiring from G.E., he worked at the Jack Nicholas Golf Course in Cincinnati and Calusa Lakes Golf Course in Nokomis.

Jack was an amateur golfer and artist and a passionate preservationist and restorationist.  He served in many capacities in his home communities.  He was the founding Director and Past President of the Deer Park, Ohio-Sycamore Jaycees; Vice-Mayor and President of the Dear Park City Council; an “Honorable Kentucky Colonel”; Blue Ash Ohio Sycamore School District Planning Commission member; Sycamore Athletic Club Little League; Mayor and Council Representative for Historic Village of Glendale, OH; Historic Preservation and Restoration Member/Director for Glendale Historic Preservation Board; “Hometown Hero” Designation Award for the Village of Glendale, OH by the Cincinnati Enquirer;  Past President Bird Bay Village Master Board Association; Founding Director and Past President Friends of Historic Lord- Higel House and Venice Heritage Inc.; City of Venice , FL designated Supervisor of all Volunteers restoring oldest remaining house in South Sarasota County known as the Lord-Higel House to become a Pioneer Living History Museum and Welcome Center in Venice, FL; former Director and supporting member of the Friends of Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Springs Archaeology Association in North Port, FL; proud supporting member of the Venice Area Historical Society; Venice Heritage, Inc.; Historic Society of Sarasota County; Time Sifters; Venice Audubon Society; and the Florida Trust For Historic Preservation.  Jack was a proud supporting member of Grand Lodge #204 Free and Accepted Masons in Sharonville, OH.  He was also a member of Posts 159 and 301 in Venice and Sharonville.  Jack was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church and supported the United Methodist Children’s Home.


Surviving family members include his wife of 62 years, Judith Anne Moon Bauer of Venice, FL; children Denise M. Bauer of Cincinnati, OH and H. Scott Bauer of Chagrin Falls, OH; grandchildren Ian R. and Quinn R. Nyberg, and Duncan M. and Henry J. Bauer; sister Barbara Bauer Rademaker; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Services will be scheduled at a later date.  Please direct memorial donations to the Venice Senior Friendship Center adult day care program, or to TideWell Hospice in Venice.

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Born: September 26, 1937
Died: July 29, 2020

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Darlene Buckley Clay posted on 8/10/20

A voice from the past; sorry for your loss. Remembering and will keep you in our prayers.


Saundra Marsh posted on 8/10/20

Judy We were sorry to learn of Jack's passing. Though we haven't seen you for years we have many good memories. What you both did to your house on Greenville was amazing. And Jack did so much to help restore the train station in Glendale. He always had something funny to say and he was fun to be around. I know he looked forward to playing a lot of golf in Florida and we hope he realized his dream. In sympathy Saundra and Bill Marsh


Rick Amato posted on 8/10/20

So sorry to hear about your loss. Jack was the face of the Engineering Materials Laboratory during the early 80's when I started my career. He had so much energy and cared so much for everyone and everything to do with the laboratory. He greeted me (and probably many others) with "here comes Smiley", which was ironic, because he had such an infectious smile that made me smile every time I ran into him! Jack will bring his smile to the heavens above. God Bless you Jack!


Jerry and Marge Vetter posted on 8/4/20

Judie, sending our sympathy and prayers to you and your family on the loss of Jack. Of course, most of our memories are from Western Hills High School. Hope he's having a good time playing golf with some former Mustangs.


Nelson and Pat Ritner posted on 8/3/20

Jack, Your rascal. What a wonderful American you are. Navy veteran with anchors in Cincinnati, Ohio and Venice, Florida. Service above self was always your motto and proven in your actions everyday. People will never forget you for what you added to their lives by your persistent smile and friendly hello. We are blessed to know both you and Judy your loving wife of many years. To me you will always be General Jackson. With loving affection, Nelson Ritner and Pat Ritner


Bill Morris posted on 8/2/20

I am so sorry to hear this, Jack. But I know you are up there having fun my Dad, just like the good ole days.


Becky Dietrich posted on 8/2/20

I’m so sorry to hear this . I have fond memories of family gatherings at Aunt Aimee’s house. My condolences and love to you all. Becky (Morris) Dietrich


Pam Johnson posted on 8/2/20

I will always remember the hard work Jack and Judy did to preserve the Lord-Higel House. He will be missed by many. My condolences to Judy and your family.


Tom and Diane Sandham posted on 8/2/20

We were blessed to have known you for many years and to have been a part of your family along with cousin Judie. You will always remain in our hearts and minds. We will miss our great times spent with you and will keep those memories of wonderful past years close to our heats. We love you Jack. God bless you. Tom and Diane Sandham


Mary Ellen and Tom Budny posted on 8/1/20

Dear Judy, Denise and Scott, We loved your dad's humor, enthusiasm and love of life. We will all miss him, our fond memories of him will continue to grace our lives.


Dave Heller posted on 8/1/20

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Dave Heller posted on 8/1/20

Worked and played golf with Jack. Remember some great times we had with the Calusa Lakes employee golf group. Rest in peace.


Joan Herron San Lwin posted on 8/1/20

Sending prayers and sympathy. Jack will be missed greatly.


Fran Valencic posted on 8/1/20

Jack was easy to love. I will always cherish our lively conversations about life and "things." He always welcomed me most graciously to events and offered me a seat. Jack was kind and gracious and will always bring a smile when I think of him. I love you Judi.


Sue Chapman and Robert Brooke posted on 8/1/20

We will miss your glorious smile and hearty handshake, Jackson! You saw the opportunity and took the responsibility. You will long be remembered in Venice and in our hearts.


Julie Greene posted on 8/1/20

Hello Judy and Family, I am sitting here with Mom this am as I come every morning to check on her. The email came through and I was able to read her Jacks obituary. It sure is a good picture of him. Just as We remember him always smiling. I know he will be sorely missed. Please take care. We are thinking about you. With deepest sympathy. Joanne, Barth, Julie, Jackie and families


Debbie McMurry posted on 8/1/20

Jack was so dedicated to "projects" all over Venice. I truly believe he is a peace with out Lord. What a marvelous place to be....he will always watch over you and his family.