Harold ‘Harry’ Bauser, 83, of Sauger­ties

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

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

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