Eugene Bauer
Eugene Bauer
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Obituary of Eugene Bauer

Eugene was a laid-back man with a huge heart. He was the kind of guy who would have given you the shirt off his back. Every day, he went to Amvets to feed the guys of the 6472. Eugene simply loved making people happy, as he proved by becoming a certified clown. He always dressed up for parades, and his children even found a peanut costume in his home, paying homage to his nickname, “Peanut,” an affectionate joke about his height. He adored dogs, and had a springer-spaniel named Bear. More than a few dogs found themselves a new home after Eugene found them on the side of the road and brought them home to raise them.

Eugene was incredibly creative, especially when it came to building and creating things with his hands. He was a craftsman through and through, and took on the task of building his family home as the architect, designer, and carpenter, all while working a full time job. He was also an entrepreneur who owned several businesses. Eugene defined his life by the things that he was able to create and was proud of his creations. Please take a carpenter pencil remember the love that Eugene built in your heart, and to remind yourself that you can create that love for others.

Bauer, Eugene W., 64, of Brant, NY on February 24, 2018. Beloved son of Eugene Bauer and E. June Bauer (nee Woods); Loving father of Elizabeth (Adam) Gibson, Erin (Adam) Fierle, Suzanne (Richard) Steinbroner, Casey and Shawna Bauer; Dearest brother of Bill (Sherry) Bauer, Suzanne Lynch, Ellen (Daniel) Bauer; Super-fun Grandpa of Trent and Brady Gibson, Declan and William Fierle, Aiden and Campbell Steinbroner; and Loyal Companion of Dorothy Barrett-Lambe. Gene  was a gifted builder, draftsman, and friend. He was an active member of the Silver Creek AmVets Post 6472. Friends will be received Thursday, March 8, from 3-7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC. 4100 Lake Shore Rd in Hamburg (Crnr Camp Rd & Rte 5) 627-2919. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AmVets Post 6472. Online condolences may be made at