Brian Edward Bauer

May 19, 1966 ‒ April 28, 2019

Westerville, Ohio

Brian Edward Bauer, 52, of Westerville, OH and formerly of Florida, passed away unexpectedly late Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2019 at his residence.

He was born May 19, 1966 in Fairview Park, Ohio to Edward George Bauer and Catherine Emily (Parrish) Bauer. Brian graduated from GlenOak High School and attended Kent State University for 2 years before graduating from Valencia College in Orlando, Florida with a degree in accounting.

A financial advisor and former business owner of B & B Respiratory in Daytona Beach, Florida, Brian was an avid fan of hockey and football, especially the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State Buckeyes. He liked to travel, collect sports autographs, and go to the movies. His greatest joy was being active and involved with his children’s activities.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of almost 17 years, Pamela Kay (Manuel) Bauer; daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Bauer; son, Blake Edward Bauer; mother, Catherine Bauer of North Canton, OH; brothers, Bruce Christopher (Laurie) Bauer of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Christopher Dean (Jaclyn) Bauer of College Station, Texas, and Joseph William Bauer of Dublin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his canine companions Magic and Max.

In addition to his father, Brian was preceded in death by his cousin Curtis Bauer.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. The family will then host a reception in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room. A private family graveside service will be held at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens in Canton.

Contributions in memory of Brian may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Bauer family.

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  • Brian was one of my oldest and dearest friends. One thing about Brian that I could always count on was laughing and smiling when I talked with him. He seemed to always manage to be in a good mood and happy. Brian was always one to look on the bright side.

    I know that he adored his family and loved life. Separated by about 1,500 miles and each busy with our families, we weren’t as close these past few years, but I will miss him dearly. He was a wonderful friend to anybody who knew him.

  • Brian was the closest cousin I had, less than a year apart. He was like a brother to me growing up. We would often play together when families got together when we were very young. When older, he would go out of his way to see me when I was nearby visiting. We would just pick up our conversation where it left off. I loved his sense of humor and love of sports, especially hockey. He was a very “glass is half-full” kind of person that eveyone liked. I always really enjoyed being with him and being around him. I will miss him a lot.

  • I am so sorry to hear about his passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Brian was our first hockey framily when we arrived to Florida. He had a spirit and heart that made us feel welcome immediately and he passed that gift on to Blake, our sweet Doofus. Our hearts are broken knowing we won’t see him again in this life; that we won’t get to hear him laugh and give him a hard time about OSU stinking.
    We will miss you always, Brian. And we love you deeply, Pam, Morgan and Blakeroni.

  • I have so many great memories growing up with Brian and being at the Bauer home babysitting Brian’s younger brothers. What a great family. I am stunned and beyond sad at this loss. Brian was so proud of his family and loved them dearly. He learned from the best! I will miss him, especially his humor and fun-loving nature. My deepest sympathy to all his family and friends, you are in my prayers.

  • Just know your family is in our prayers and that we are thinking of all of you.

  • Brian and I frequently spent time together during all the hockey activity for Blake and Nick’s team over the past 8 months. This increased as Nick and Blake’s friendship has grown. I really got to know Brian and really enjoyed our time together. Please accept our deepest condolences from our entire family and know that you are in our family.

  • My condolences I extend for the passing of your loved one, Brian. He will be missed as evident by the condolences left thus far. The Bible calls death an enemy. It likens death to a king who has ruled mankind. (Romans 5:17; 1 Corinthians 15:26) Death is an adversary of such power that no human can resist it, and every loved one who dies is just another of death’s uncountable victims. Lovingly Our Grand Creator promises to eliminate death once and for all as promised at Isaiah 25:8. He will accomplish this feat by means of his Kingdom in which we pray for in the Lord’s Prayer. Once more I am sorry for your loss.