Frank Bauman

Obituary of Frank C. Bauman

Frank Charles Bauman Of Elmira, NY Age 93, was born Tuesday, February 12, 1929 in Elmira, the son of the late Carl F. and Josephine (Sullivan) Bauman. He passed away peacefully on Thursday; February 9, 2023 surrounded by his close family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet (Granger) Bauman with whom he was together with for 56 years prior to her passing in 2007. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Carl Jr., Rose (Theresa), Francis, Beverly, and Lena. He is survived by his loving children, Dean (Barbara) Bauman, Matt (Pam) Apgar, Barbara Tyson (Peter Lass), Teresa Thrall, Billy Quail, Sheri Quail and Jim White; adoring grandchildren, Jennifer (Bobby), Brittany, Corey, Zackary, Ryan, Jamie (Liz), Katie, Jessica, Maryellen, Kitty, Elizabeth, Katie Dakota, Laura and Jess; cherished great grandchildren, Lauryn (Johnny), Jordin, Samuel, Hunter, Autymn, and Keagen; “Paw Paw” to great great grandchildren, Savyna Violet-Jean and Mariella Jayde; siblings, Phyllis, Duane, Doug (Eleanore) and Diana; also preceded in death by his beloved sister-in-law and best friend, Dorothy Kelly; daughter-in-law, Denise (Bauman) Paul; lifelong friend and partner in trouble, Charles “Chucky” Haner; special nephew, Elmer Bauman; also survived by his sister-in-law, Bonnie Rose (Dick); several nieces and nephews including, Robin, Duanne, Pam, Veronica, “Little” Barb, Michael, David, Doug (Eleanore), Linda, Lynette and Amber; along with all the Bauman, Sawyer, Girardi, Kelly, Fairbanks and Jenkins clans. Frank is also survived by his Monro Muffler family who he considered his sons and grandsons, Ronnie, Marky, Andy “Red”, Brett, MJ and Steve; other family members, Connie “Gram”, Rex, Tanya (Jimmy) and Kitty S. A very special thank you to the staff of Dr. Mokureddy’s office, Robyn Hoffman and Moe; he loved you girls so much. Frank served his country in the United States Army and worked for the City of Elmira on the road construction crew and also as a mechanic. He had a lifelong love of fast cars and could always be found working under of the many he owned over the years. Dean was his father’s pride and joy and Frank passed along his knowledge and mechanical skills to him. We would often joke that Deano was his favorite, knowing he really was. They had an unbreakable bond that will carry on to the next life. Frank was a devout New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. He enjoyed old western movies, especially ones starring Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. This led to him amassing a collection of cap guns from his childhood. Going to yard sales and finding unique items to add to his collection of odds and ends was also one of his favorite pastimes. Frank instilled his take no nonsense attitude, vigorous work ethic, determination and stubbornness into each and every one of us. These attributes might only be matched by his generous heart, sense of humor and love of family. He was as bad ass as they get! Until we meet again “Cranky Frankie”. A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at the American Legion at 316 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901. All are welcome and bring a dish to pass if you would like.     

Service Information

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2023
American Legion Bentley Post 443
316 Lake Street
Elmira, New York, United States
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