John Montgomery Bauer MD

May 25, 1949December 16, 2012

Dr. John Montgomery Bauer, MD, age 63, of Newton, NC, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC. Born May 25, 1949, in Canton, OH, he was the son of the late Alfred Giesland Bauer and Lelia Dean Frazier Bauer.

John attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH, and received his BS in pre-medicine from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and his MD from LSU Medical School, also in New Orleans, LA. He then did his residency in pathology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. John loved animals and nature, enjoyed playing the piano, banjo, trumpet, and accordion, and listening to old European music. He also enjoyed restoring old, pre-war Packard automobiles and had a passion for architecture and history. John was a member of many medical organizations. John will be fondly remembered by all of those he so generously helped in his lifetime, both people and animals. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Victoria Conti Bauer and his sister, Marguerite Marie Bauer of Olympia, WA. A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 726 1st Ave. NW, in Hickory, NC, with the Reverend Karla Woggon officiating. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 PM on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Humane Society of the United States, Philanthropy Department, 2100 L Street, Washington DC, 20037.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Ruth Shaw

January 15, 2013

Victoria, your friends at Lake Norman Dressage were surprised and saddened to learn of your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

James Pearsall

January 14, 2013

"And all around us, though unseen, the dear immortal spirits tred; for all the boundless universe is life, there are no dead."

January 8, 2013

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Dana Chambers, MD

He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of healing.

Milton Moore

January 4, 2013

Victoria,Janet and I are so sorry to learn of John's death. I only found out today from an acquaintance of John's mother. I am so glad we had the opportunity to see y'all a few years back at the Grove Park Inn. John was a most interesting and gifted person, and he will be greatly missed. Congratulations on 44 years of marriage. I enjoyed spending time with him in La. back in the day. Fond memories of riding in his Austin-Healey 3000 and listening to his jazz albums. He was a unique and swell guy!
The peace of Christ be with you.

Tom Laferriere

January 4, 2013

I know John from the Classic Car world, specifically Packard Automobiles. I only met him once and spoke with him a few times on the phone. I wished I had the opportunity to know him more. I am very sorry for your loss.

Christina Little

December 31, 2012

Just wanted to tell you how very sad I am for your loss. Your husband will be missed. I'm praying for you everyday and I hope you feel my prayers. The Lord has the ear to hear and understand what you're feeling. When we turn to Him, we find answers and compfort like nothing else can give.

David Miller

December 22, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. May God bless you during this time of sorrow.

Kate and Deloy Oberlin

December 22, 2012

John had an enthusiasm for life that was evident. He was passionate about so many things, and his natural instinct was to help others, those in need, in crisis, or just wanting a helping hand. He was a good colleague and a good neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with Victoria and his sister.

Jane Smith

December 21, 2012

Dr Bauer was one of my bosses for the past 11 years. I will miss his coming and going and his kindness throughout my workday. Victoria has been in my mind and heart since hearing of his passing. I send her my love and continue to pray for her daily.

December 21, 2012

Part of the Family here at CMC-Lincoln laboratory, Dr. Bauer will be sorely missed. We were raised up together and shared many laughs here and at Linoln county.Heavy hearts here!