OBITUARY

H. Duane Bayman

July 22, 1925March 10, 2018
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Bayman, H. Duane, age 92, of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Lincoln Estates Hospice Unit at the Veterans Administration in Dayton, Ohio. He was born in Ansonia, Ohio on July 22, 1925 to Harold C. and Ruth V. (Winterowd) Bayman, who preceded him in death. Duane was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, El Wanda Jane (Smith), the mother of his sons. He is survived by his wife, Mary Koogler Bayman; his sons, Bruce (Alice) Bayman, Brian Bayman; grandchildren, Dr. Matt Bayman and Mark Bayman; step-children, Lynn Bender, Mark (Vicki) Koogler; step-grandchildren, Nicholas Koogler (Riki), DDS, Dr. Andrew (Sophie) Koogler, Dr. Ryan Bender; a great-grandson Felix (1 week old). He was so proud of all of the grandchildren and spread his praise of them to all. He had also raised beef cattle and hogs, proudly showing Grand Champion Bulls in his youth. In 1952 he married his first wife El Wanda Jane Smith and later moved to the Dayton and Beavercreek area, where he was a very well thought of builder and remodeler, having owned Bayman Construction. Duane proudly served in the United States Army during WW II in the Philippines and landed in Korea in 1945-46, where they occupied Korea for the winter on their way home to be discharged prior to the Korean Conflict. He was an active Mason serving seventy three years in many bodies including, Ansonia Lodge #488 serving as Master, Scottish Rite (32nd Degree), Valley of Dayton, Royal and Select Masons of Ohio, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio, Beavercreek Lodge #753, Antioch Shrine and Nathaniel Greene Commandery, the Shrine Gun Club and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was an active member of David’s United Church of Christ. Among his many civic and community activities, Duane was a member of the Red Shirt Guys at the Greene County Senior Center, where he enjoyed playing Euchre, was involved with the Victory Theater Association for 15 years, a supervisor with Habitat for Humanity in Sebring, Florida for 20 years, and the Mobile Meals in Dayton and Florida. He was a part of the Dayton History at Carrillon Park working on the 2002 Celebration and assisted with the Wright “B” Flyer. Duane had the honor of being a part of Honor Flight in 2010. He was a registered clown known as “Scrappie”. He and Mary were big travelers having traveled to all continents with the exception of Australia, the entire United States and Canada and especially loved Utah with all the Natural Parks. Zip Lining in Costa Rica was a BIG plus. Duane never met a stranger; they were met with a handshake and a smile or a conversation with a corny joke. A Big Thank you to all those involved with his care at the V.A., the nurses and aides at Lincoln Estates Division and the wonderful nurses (Teresa and Shari) in the Hospice Unit. Special thanks to Ron DeRamus from the Senior Center Red Shirt Guys and LaMar Noble who visited him weekly at the V.A. and would bring him chewing gum. He was a very dear friend and Mason. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the David’s United Church of Christ, 120 West David Road, with Pastor Brian Newcomb officiating. The family will receive visitors from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. A private family interment will be held at Mt. Zion Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either The Shrine Children’s Hospital, David’s Church or the V.A. Hospice Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private Burial
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Elizabeth Hall

March 15, 2018

It was an honor to meet and care for Mr. Bayman, and a pleasure to meet his loving family. He lived a long and wonderful life, and thank you for sharing all these photos...hmmm I didn't know he was Scrapy, a clown, he never told us about that experience. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time, and may the memories you have help you heal. Elizabeth

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