Obituary Notice: Leon F. ‘Squeaky’ Bauer

Obituary Notice: Leon F. 'Squeaky' Bauer (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Leon F. ‘Squeaky’ Bauer (Provided photo)

Leon F. ‘Squeaky’ Bauer, 90, of Frenchville died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his home.

He was born April 4, 1924 in St. Marys, a son of the late Norman and Hilda (Pontzer) Bauer.

He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II. He was employed with Pure Carbon Co. of St. Marys for 30 years until retiring in 1984.

He is survived by his long-time friend and companion, Leona (Beauseigneur) Davis of Frenchville; a sister, Malene Wegemer of Casper, WY; a brother, George Bauer of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews; and his trusted dog, Brady.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Clara Pontzer; his wife, Edna (Grotzinger) Bauer; and two sisters, Mary Martha Lenze and Clarice ‘Tootie’ Bauer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary’s Church, St. Marys, with the Fr. Alfred Patterson, O.S.B. as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys.

Military honors will be accorded at cemetery by the members of the St. Marys Burial Detail.

At the request of Mr. Bauer, there will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or Clearfield Foundation for Health – Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, is in charge of the arrangements.

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