Harold ‘Harry’ Bauser, 83, of Saugerties
Harold “Harry” Bauser, 83, a Saugerties resident since 1949, died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. He was born in Queens on April 30, 1933, to the late Dr. Harold and Minna Bauser.
He graduated from Saugerties High School in 1951 and took a position as a design engineer for I.B.M. in Poughkeepsie and Kingston for 35 years, retiring in 1991. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served during the Korean War with the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing as a crew chief on an F-86 Sabre-Jet. His decorations included the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Serviced Medal, The Air Force Good Conduct Medal and The Republic of Korea Service Medal.
He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Atonement in Saugerties, serving as a head usher, and was a past member of the Church Council. Harry was instrumental in making the attached building of the church handicapaccessible in 2007.
Mr. Bauser was an avid fisherman, golfer and played the musical electronic keyboard. He was a member of the I.B.M. Quarter Century Club, Saugerties American Legion Post #72, V.F.W. Post #5034, 51st F.I.W. Association, where he was recently named a Trustee, Saugerties Senior Citizen’s Club #2, the N.R.A., The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, and the Korean War Veteran’s Assoc.
Survivors include his beloved wife, the former Trudy Bauer; daughters, Carol (Mike) Wase of Catskill, Carla (Craig) Paton of Hurley; four grandchildren, Marissa and Karlee Wase, Nicole and Brandon Paton; great-granddaughter, Hailey Catalano; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a brother Kenneth Bauser and a sister Margie Darquea.
His Funeral Procession will form 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette St., Saugerties, thence to the Saugerties Atonement Lutheran Church where an 11 a.m. service will be conducted. Burial will follow in the Mt. Marion Cemetary. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Online condolences may be shared at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com