Douglas Allan Bayer

July 20, 1967March 5, 2019

Douglas A. Bayer passed away Tuesday March 5th. He was born July 20, 1967 in Newark to Donald Bayer and Valerie (Forgione) Bayer. He was a 1985 graduate of Union Senior High School. He worked as a dog walker, was studying to be a certified dog trainer, and loved spending time at dog parks with his dog Lilo. Douglas was known for his kind heart, charming wit, love of music and ability to always see the best in others. He is survived by his mother, father, brothers Donald Jr. and Brian, sister Kathryn, his nephews Charles and Kenneth, and a large clan of aunts, uncles and cousins. Family, friends and others whose lives Douglas touched are invited to McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ on Sunday, March 10th from 4PM - 7PM to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and of course, just chat, as Doug liked to do. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center 575 Woodland Avenue Madison, NJ 07940


  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Prayer Service Sunday, March 10, 2019

Douglas Allan Bayer

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Steve Inghilleri

March 12, 2019

I knew Doug probably better than he did himself. He was a very Smart , Thoughtful person. A kind hearted individual. A Pacifist. It was the little things that impressed me about Doug. He didn’t have much . But what he did have he gave away or shared. I remember Doug giving me an ODB T-Shirt , a Heisenberg T, and numerous items that didn’t cost him anything. But he ALWAYS put a lot of thought into these “ Small gifts”& knew what I’d like. It made them Priceless to Me. Just like Doug. Priceless. Rest in Paradise, My Brother! See you on the other side.

David Sywensky

March 10, 2019

I knew Doug since we worked together as commodity brokers in LA. He also happened to be my neighbor in West LA, generously giving me rides to work. We both hated the job, though we were able to find humor amidst the misery- the forged a lifelong friendship. We kept in touch when he moved to Vegas, then back to Union. Doug saw life through the eyes (and heart) of a child, a quality that he never outgrew. While some may consider that a fault, I believe it was Doug’s most blessed gift. His childlike attributes of kindness, silliness, and tolerance will not only be his lasting legacy here on earth, but his ticket into the pearly gates (and we all know Doug loved the VIP room). 'Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children,you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 18:3'

I'll miss our talks and texts, Doug. You were always a true friend.

Darrin Antonelli

March 7, 2019

You played a big part in my life, from my earliest memories in grade school, you made us laugh. You live on in my memories, warm wishes and kind prayers to your family.

Bobby Shanley

March 7, 2019

Doug was such a big hearted human being who cared deeply for others ,My life is better cause I had the pleasure to grow up with Doug and call him a friend love you Brother you will be missed by me and many others . I’m looking forward to meeting again in heaving ,See you when I get there Doug ❤️🙏

Jack Cantillo

March 6, 2019

Yabbie I will miss you and all the years of friendship.
Jesus lived in your heart