John Bernard Bauman 1, 77, of Duryea, passed into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, while in the care of ICU at Regional Hospital, Scranton. He was the son of the late Andrew 1 and Olga Piekara Bauman.
John was a graduate of Duryea High School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, he went to work at the Tobyhanna Army Depot, where he accomplished a great career, achieving numerous awards for his excellence in his field and traveled the world using his expertise in worldwide communications, always having the people in the field or on the ships set up with the best communication possible. After 39 years at Tobyhanna, he retired and the very next day went to work at Systek Technologies, Inc. in New Jersey, where he held a field office at Tobyhanna, and continued working on the same projects with several titles. During the past few years, John worked part time from home for Systek. He loved his work and excelled at it. He will be greatly missed in his work environment. John was also in the Army Reserves for several years.
John was there from the start of the Duryea Wildcats youth football organization. He was a football coach for 27 years, and loved all those kids. He was a member of the VFW Post 1227, Duryea and the American Legion Post 585, Duryea. John was also a former member of the Ambulance Association and
Germania Hose Company, Duryea and was a member of their hilarious marching band for many years.
In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his sisters, Anna and Constance Bauman; his nephew Andrew Bauman 3; father-in-law Charles Rydzy; and mother-in-law Betty Rydzy.
John is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Betty Ann Rydzy Bauman. He was so proud of all his children and grandchildren. Surviving are children, John B. Bauman, 2, of Duryea, Andrea Carper and husband Bryan, VA., Syd Bauman, Avoca, and Jeffrey Bauman and wife Amanda, Duryea; stepchildren, Tara Hoover and husband Jeff, and Ashley Swartwood; and 14 grandchildren, Devon Giuliano, Cody, Tyler and Alexander Bauman, Elizabeth Williams, Austin, Arrea and Mason Swartwood, Isabella Bauman, Jeffrey Hoover, Rebekah, Jacob and Aaron Carper and Gemma Bauman. All were loved and adored by John. Also surviving is his dog child, Shivers. Additionally, John is survived by his brother Andrew Bauman 2; niece Bonnie Poklemba and nephew Mark Bauman; mother-in-law Carolyn Wielozyk; many great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends
We would like to thank the hard working, excellent team of doctors and nurses and others who helped with John’s care. God bless you all!
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or to a veteran organization of the donor’s choice.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 10:00am at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea with Fr. Michael Bryant officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Sunday afternoon, November 21, from 3pm-6pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Monday morning as there will be no procession from the funeral home. AMVETS honor guard of Greater Pittston will provide military honors. Interment will take place at a later date.