Mary Bauer, age 97, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2021 at her home in White Township, New Jersey as her granddaughter Casey was lovingly tucking her into bed for the night.
She was born on October 7, 1923 in Avenel, New Jersey to the late Pauline and Michael Marcin. She attended Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey. Mary was married for fifty-five years to the late Russell Enno Bauer, Sr. after waiting for him to return safely from World War II.
Mary’s optimism guided her through life. She was strong willed and determined and ran her household seamlessly. She took great pride in being a housewife and mother. Some of her favorite things were being a grandmother, crocheting, baking apple pies, listening to music, and spending her time with family and friends. Mary enjoyed spending winters in Cocoa Beach, Florida and vacationing in Barnegat Light, New Jersey.
Mary had a strong love for her family. Surviving Mary are her children James and wife Betsy, Richard and wife Nancy, daughter Jean Mary Zachariev and husband Paul along with her grandchildren Jonathan and wife Susanne, Jeffrey and wife Susan, Richard, Jason Zachariev, Casey Zachariev, Russell, Heather, and Perry. She is also survived by her sweet great grandchildren Cooper and Cora. Mary was predeceased by her son Russell Enno Bauer, Jr. and her brothers Michael and Walter Marcin.
Mary had three kind caregivers that she appreciated very much. Caroline, Kerynn, and Marichu kept her the best of company.
Mary was loved by so many. And her love of others was sincere. She will be sorely missed.
A church service will be held in honor of Mary at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Washington, New Jersey on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11 in the morning. (Masks are required.)
Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. 214 Route 31 North PO Box 264 Washington, NJ 07882