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Robert Ernest Bauer

July 21, 1935 ~ December 20, 2021 (age 86)


Robert Ernest Bauer (Bob) was born on July 21, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Albert and Myrtle Bauer. He passed away December 20, 2021 with family by his side. He attended Beaumont Grade School and graduated from Grant High School. He went on to graduate with a Business Administration degree from Oregon State University, where he made lifelong friends in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

He married Betty June Silva in September, 1957. Bob worked for General Electric in management for several years living in Maryland and Florida. In 1972 he and Betty purchased the Portland-based company Peterson Industrial Products and returned home for their next chapter. Bob was active in the community, serving on many boards of directors; OMSI, Columbia River Girl Scout Council and Foundation, Salvation Army, Oregon Maritime Museum, Oregon Historical Society, and Oregon State University College of Business and OSU Foundation. He loved telling people that there were four generations of Bauer’s who graduated from Oregon State.

Bob enjoyed being a member of The Multnomah Athletic Club, Lang Syne Society, The Quarterly Club, Oregon Duck Hunters Assn, and Hilaire’s Wild Game Dinner.

Anyone one who knew Bob knew he loved hunting, fishing, clamming, and crabbing, and as a proud Eagle Scout any outdoor activity brought him joy. Especially the many activities on the Pendleton ranch and the yearly elk hunting trips with his family and friends.

Bob loved to travel around the US and the World with Betty by his side, and spending time at their beach house in Neskowin with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of almost 65 years, 3 children Kimberly Shick (Brian), Michael (Claressa), Erich (Tami), seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of his life with the “good Scotch” in early 2022. Updates will be posted on River View Abbey Funeral home website.

The family held a private interment service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oregon Historical Society or Oregon State University College of Business.








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