Bernard M. Baer
June 5, 2013
Bernard M. Baer, 90, of Three Springs, PA, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Harrisburg Hospital following a short illness.
Born July 11, 1922 at Neelyton, PA, he was the oldest child of the late Roy L. & Mary Belle (Morgan) Baer. He was married to the former Betty Jane Switzer on November 8, 1946 at McConnellsburg, PA. Mrs. Baer preceded in death September 11, 2011.
Surviving are three children, Sharon K. Harper and her husband Charles "Moose" of Three Springs, PA, Dennis F. Baer and his wife Wava of Shade Gap, PA and Fred M. Baer and his wife Jane of Hagerstown, MD. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Richard Harper, Angie Naugle, Jessica Walters and Matthew Baer and seven great grandchildren, Amber Harper, Aaron Harper, Allison Naugle, Jordon Naugle, Evan Walters, Macie Walters and Owen Walters. Mr. Baer is also survived by the following siblings, Robert Baer of Shade Gap, PA, Max Baer of Burnt Cabins, PA, Pauline Peterson of Burnt Cabins, PA and Nancy Baer of Shade Gap, PA. One son, Bernard Paul Baer, Jr., one brother, Ned Baer and one sister, Lois Meece, preceded in death.
Mr. Baer was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army Battery A, 4th Coast Artillery - Harbor Defense in Panama and the Galapagos Islands. He lived most of his life in Shade Gap, PA and was a member of the Harrisburg UA Local 520, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, retiring in 1982 after 35 years service.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley St., Orbisonia, PA (map/directions) with Rev. Joseph Gentilman officiating. Interment will be made at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, RD, Shade Gap, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 - 8 PM Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Home Nursing Agency, Hospice, 9492 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Calling Hours - Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service - Martin R. Brown Funeral Home - 10:00 a.m.
Interment - Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shade Gap