Edward R. ‘Ed’ Bauer Jr.

Edward R. ‘Ed’ Bauer Jr.

WELLSVILLE — Edward R. “Ed” Bauer Jr., 78, of Wellsville passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Ed was born on October 18, 1942 in East Liverpool, the son of the late Edward R. and Sara E (Connell) Bauer. He graduated from Wellsville High School with the Class of 1960. In October of that same year he entered the United States Navy, becoming a hospital corpsman who was assigned to The United States Marine Corp until his discharge in 1966. Semper Fi! Ed then began his 47 career working in the auto sales business. He was the General Manager of Mike Turks and Lewis Chevrolet. After leaving Lewis Chevrolet, Ed owned and operated several car lots in and around Lisbon and Wellsville, continuing to build relationships and engage customers looking for affordable transportation.

Ed was a very active member in the community of Wellsville. He was a member of the Wellsville Alumni Scholarship Committee, belonged to the Elks Lodge 1040 and the American Legion Post 70. He was an original founding member of the Wellsville Jaycees and was also a member of the Board of Education for the Wellsville school system for 19 years, serving time as President and continued to hold the Vice President position for many years. Ed was also very well known for his role as radio announcer for the Wellsville Tigers football team which aired on WOHI during the Bobby Dawson era. “Easy Ed” could always be heard cheering his beloved Tigers during his broadcast, leaving no doubts about his bias towards his hometown team.

Ed leaves behind his loving wife, Connie J. French DeFilippo Bauer, whom he married on April 14, 1990. He also leaves behind: his devoted son, Jim “Jimbo” Bauer and his companion Lori Koontz, of Wellsville; three step children whom he cherished: Jeffrey and Amy DeFilippo of East Liverpool, Cristin DeFilippo Bennett and her husband, William, of Pinehurst, NC and Nicole DeFilippo McCarty and her husband, Brent of Columbus. “Pappy” will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Tiffany and Brad Osborne, Josh Bauer, Jonathan and Sara DeFilippio, Joey DeFilippo and his companion, Molly Starkey, and her daughter, Riley, and Brady McCarty; and great-grandchildren: Jayla, Kyleigh, and Cambria Osborne. Ed will be missed by many; always ready with an easy smile, a word of support and a firm handshake. He was hard not to like.

The Bauer family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ramani and the cardiac team of UPMC as well as the caring staff at East Liverpool Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at CARE Funeral and Cremation Specialists (formerly known as Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home) in Calcutta. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m.

In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, masks and proper social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Friends may sign the guest book and leave family condolences at www.carechapel.com