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Charles W. Bauer
April 30, 1945 ~ October 1, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Charles W. Bauer of Montgomery, NY entered into eternal rest on October 1, 2023, at Garnet Health Medical Center, Middletown, NY with his loving family by his side. He was 78.
The son of the late Charles and Pearl (Cacioppo) Bauer, Charles was born on April 30, 1945, in Jersey City, New Jersey. On May 7, 1983, he was united in Marriage to GiGi Baty in Montgomery, NY.
Charlie was a retired contractor for Tom Buck Construction and Brigadoon Construction. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandson, Connor. Charlie loved being in nature, he was an avid hunter, fishermen, gardener, and cook. If you needed fresh eggs Charlie had them; he loved his flock of chickens. If you needed fresh vegetables from his large garden each season, he had plenty to share. He was always trying his best to recreate his grandmother’s Vincenza Cacioppo homemade sauce with his garden-fresh tomatoes each season, he came very close. He was a builder of many things; Charlie especially enjoyed making all kinds of bird, bee and bat houses that family and friends proudly have hanging in their gardens today. He also made Bat House kits for a Cub Scout Troop in Pine Bush, NY, instilling the love of building in others. Charlie was a very kind, caring, giving man; he was known to help anyone in need. He loved to talk to everyone. Every year he truly enjoyed spending time with his best friends at the hunting camp in Downsville, NY. Charlie will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Charlie is survived by his wife, GiGi of 40 years, his son, Scott Bauer (Lauren), his daughters, Sherry Stephen, Rae Ann Bauer (Kenny Bock), Ashley Lynn Bauer (John Trujillo), and his son, James Bauer (Heather Terrace). Brother, John Bauer (Elisa), Aunt, Diane Cacioppo, grandson, Connor Bauer, granddaughters, Ashley Bauer, Amy Bauer, 5 great grandchildren, niece, Lisa Bauer and his cousins, Cynthia Sharrow, Gloria Huie, Robert Cacioppo and Richard Cacioppo.
Charlie is survived by his in-laws, Gerald Broas, Donald Broas, Allen Baty (Cher), Roger Baty (Terry), Lee Baty (Roxanna), Donna Silker, Raymond Baty (Ann), Kim Kosteczko (Frank), Di Ann Riker (John), Robin Kaufmann (Brian), and their families.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, his Godmother, Pauline Bane. His in-laws, Melba & Allen Lee Baty, sisters in-law, Judy King Callahan, Suzann Baty, Arlene Baty, brothers in-law, Dale James “Jimmy” Baty, Randall W. King, James P. Callahan, and Phil Silker.
Charlie leaves behind his best friends, Lanny & Diane Charles, Romeo & Ann Zaccone, Guido & Linda Ambrosi, Danny & Robin Ambrosi of Montgomery, NY, Dave & Lisa Whitmore of Maybrook, and Tom McNally of North Carolina.
Our heartfelt thanks to Drs. Edgar Quinones, Inderpal Singh, and the staff at Garnet Health Medical Center for all the love and care they gave Charlie during his illness.
Visitation will be held on, Friday, October 6, from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm at Overhiser Funeral Home, 78 Union Street, Montgomery, NY. 12549. Prayer service will begin at 5:30 pm , Fr. Tom Colucci will officiate.
Cremation will take place at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montgomery Food Pantry, 2200 State Route 208, Montgomery, NY 12549