John W. Bauer
Past Owner, Funeral Director
John W. "Jack" Bauer, retired in 2015 from Bauer Funeral Homes, after 50 years of funeral service. He established the Bauer Family generational tradition when he joined his father, Amby, in the family business in 1970 and was proud to pass the baton to his daughter, Jennifer, in 2016. While Jack still works the occasional funeral service, it is more likely that he will be found at the golf course, on his boat or enjoying his morning coffee at Dizzy Lizzie's. A lifelong resident of Kittanning, Jack graduated from Kittanning Senior High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College and is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
Jack has been extremely active in the community, serving on the founding Board of Directors of the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival, as a member and past president of the Greater Kittanning Jaycees and as a long-time member of the Kittanning Rotary Club. He also served on the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and is a member of the Kittanning/East Brady Masonic Lodge #244. A dedicated supporter of the YMCA, Jack served on the Armstrong County YMCA Board of Directors for 20 years and is currently a trustee. He also had the privilege of serving on the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Board of Directors and was elected president of the international organization in 1996. Jack continues his long association with that group of independently owned funeral homes along with memberships in the National Funeral Directors Association and Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. Jack and his wife, Sue, are both members and Elders of Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning. They enjoy sailing, golf, gardening and spending time with their growing family.Back to All Staff