June 19, 1926 - January 19, 2022
Shirley Bauman gently passed away January 19, 2022. She spent her last few days at Ames Family Hospice Home in Westlake, OH. All of her doctors, nurses and caregivers were loving and sensitive to her needs every moment. The same is true for everyone at The Cleveland Clinic, Avon, Lakeside Assisted Living in Rocky River and Danbury Senior Living in Broadview Heights. So many folks showed their kindness to her in her last days. We are so grateful to all of them for helping her to pass so peacefully and gracefully.
Shirley Alpert Bauman was born in Springfield Massachusetts June 19, 1926. She and husband Sidney were madly in love and married for over 72 years. She moved so often due to Sid’s work, but just handled it gracefully as she traveled with her young family from Springfield, Mass to Buffalo to Rochester, to Evansville Ind, Detroit, Chicago and Mobile, Alabama, 1952 to 1958. Then onto Miami, Fla, New Britain, Connecticut, Rochester, again, then Daytona and Fort Lauderdale. Shirley work in Administration for Nova University in Davie, Florida for many years. She and husband Sid started a successful picture framing and art gallery business in Fort Lauderdale from 1975-2000. In 2016 she and Sid became Buckeyes to be near her loving family. Shirley loved bowling and golf, traveling, swimming, beach combing and never ever said no to a trip to the casino. She loved living in Florida for many years starting in 1961.
Shirley was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela Bauman and husband Sidney and her beloved Granddaughter Marci Bauman. She is survived by her son Gary Bauman (Ruth Herzak), her Grand Daughter Lauren Herzak-Bauman (Ryan Jaenke) and Great Grandson Jasper Jaenke.
Shirley is also survived by her nieces Beth Allen (David) Caswell and Susan (Sandy) Gerber in Southern Florida. She had many great to great great great nieces and nephews living all around the country from Florida and Georgia to Chicago and California. She was so grateful for being adopted and loved by the beautiful Herzak family upon her move to Ohio.
Mom will join Dad at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
Donations in her honor may be made to:
Our Lady of the Wayside, 38023 Colorado Ave. Avon, Ohio 44011
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