Gerald James Bauman
December 13, 1961 – November 13, 2020
Jerry James Bauman Born: 12/13/1961 Coral Gables, FL Died: 11/13/2020 Tucson, AZ
Our Dad, aged 58, has lost his battle with stage 4 throat and stomach cancer, at home, during the early morning of Friday, November 13th. He fought this ugly monster since May of 2018. Dad was surrounded by the love of his children and grandchildren.
Dad was born in Coral Gables, FL and spent his life in multiple areas of the US, before becoming a US Marine and husband in 1980. He served in the US Marine Corp from 1980 until 1988 before settling in Elgin, IL. Dad is survived by his four children. Tara (Cody), Jeremy, Alisha and Shianne (Jeremy C). Dad left with 10 grandchildren whom loved him very much. Nathan (LCPL- US Marine), Hector, Gracie, Jacqui, Aidan, Sean, Jasmine, Melanie, Aaliyah and Serenity. He will be missing the birth (2021) of grandchild number 11, however, this child is lucky to be born with such a awesome guardian angel. Dad is proceeded in death by our Mother Lauri (2018), his father Jerry, Papa Bauman, and many others who have left us.
Our Dad was such an awesome Father and Grandpa. He was super goofy and a prankster in his younger days. Dad was a master carpenter. He loved and I mean LOVED to build anything and everything with wood. He has built us and many that knew him tons of beautiful work throughout his life (cabinets, bed sets, tv stands, dressers, frames, boxes, rocking chairs and the list goes on). He was everyone's "go too" when something needing fixing and he could turn an ulgy, broken duckling into a masterpiece. We are all lucky to be able to continue using his work, admire it and pass it on throughout the family and our future family.
Although Dad is no longer with us physically, we have an Angel and that is second best to nothing.
We held a private funeral for immediate family on November 18th at Funeral Del Angel. He will be laid to rest on November 25th at the Marana Veterans Memorial in Marana, AZ at 10am.
Any cards or flowers can be sent to 2610 W. Partridge St, Tucson, AZ 85746.
Rest in peace Dad. We all love and miss you tons