Sumner Bauman

February 13, 1925December 31, 2012

SUMNER BAUMAN late of Taunton and Canton. Entered into rest December 31, 2012 at the age of 87. Born and raised in Dorchester, son of the late Morris and Lena Bauman. Beloved husband of Gladys (Johnson) Bauman and devoted father of Steven E. Bauman and his wife, Donna (Creed) Bauman, and daughter Wendy J. Bauman, and her partner, Sharon Krieger. He was the loving grandfather of David Bauman and his fiancée, Kimberly Paige, Adam J. Bauman of Allston, Anika Krieger Bauman and Daniel Krieger Bauman. Loving brother of Dorothy Wall, and uncle of David Wall and Debra Bloom. He was a veteran of World War II, and after his discharge became an attorney. He practiced law in Canton for more than 50 years. He was active in the Masons and served as Master of Brotherhood Lodge. Sumner was very active and enjoyed playing golf, boating and fishing. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at 12:00 noon, at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, Canton. Memorial observance will be at the home of Steven and Donna Bauman following the funeral, and on Thursday, January 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Sumner's memory may be donated to Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368. Please visit to leave remembrances and sign a guestbook for Sumner's family.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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March 7, 2013

Dear Gladys, I just found Sumner's obituary as I was reading the Canton paper on line. Please know I have thought of you often over the years. You were both so kind in giving me my first secretarial job while in high school. I loved working for the both of you. Last year I visited Florida and met up with a friend since childhood who happens to live next to Debbie Bloom. We all lived near each other when we were kids and only then did I find out Sumner was her Uncle! What a small world. Just wanted you to know that both you and Sumner touched my life in a very positive way. May he rest in peace. With all my best, Pam Mootos Hepp

Laurie and Jim Kean

January 24, 2013

Gladys, Dolly and families,

We just found out from Dolly of Sumner's recent passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies and love.

Laurie (Davis) and Jim Kean

January 5, 2013

Dear Steve and Donna we are sorry to hear of your father's passing. We send our condolences to you all. Love Mark and Lynne Reale

Jim & Kristin Kasputis

January 2, 2013

We are so sorry to learn of Sumner's passing. He was a good friend & neighbor who was a pleasure to know. We will miss his wit & sense of humor, his fishing stories, etc. Our prayers are with Gladys & family. With Love, Kristin & Jim Kasputis...(& Buddy)

Debbie, Mitch, Shelly & Josh

January 2, 2013

We love you and you will be missed!

Anne Alexander

January 1, 2013

So sorry to hear of Sumner's passing. He was a true gentleman.Passing him here on the walkway...or on Wintery snowy days in the parking lot...Sumner was ready with a cheery "Hello" and a comment on the weather ..always with a smile and a twinkle in his eye!
You will be missed...
With sympathies to Gladys and the Bauman family,

January 1, 2013

My sincere condolences to the Bauman family.
Judge George Asack

Dolly & Ubby Wall

January 1, 2013

You will be in our hearts forever

Dolly & Ubby

January 1, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss.

Shari Linsky & Lou Palmigiano

Lynda Johnson

January 1, 2013