Gordon Albert Bauman, 85, of Watkins Glen, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Beechtree Nursing Home in Ithaca. Born in Elmira, NY, on May 16, 1933, He was a devoted husband of 66 years to Signa (Eggersdorf) Bauman, and loving father to Lawrence Bauman, Donna Bauman, and Thomas Bauman (Donna Crippen). He is also survived by one brother, Donald Bauman (Beverly) of Montour Falls, NY; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Bauman and Bernice Conklin; eight grandchildren: Bailey Hughes, Erica Hughes, Kevin Bauman, Colin Bauman, Kyle Bauman, Carrie Bookheimer, Audrey (Bauman) Sessaman, and Charles Bookheimer; and several nieces and nephews.
Gordon was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School and a 35-year Army Reservist, retiring as Command Sergeant Major. His passions included baseball, reading, and hiking through Watkins Glen State Park. Friends and family will miss "Gordie's" sense of humor and generous nature, always willing to lend a hand.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1-3 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Burial will be in Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Montour Falls Public Library or Schuyler Hospital.