Douglas (Doug) Ira Bauer of Hoboken, New Jersey passed away peacefully on September 14, 2022, the day before his seventy-fifth birthday. He valiantly stood up to Multiple Sclerosis for many years, being diagnosed in 1986.
Doug is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Dina Gerasia Bauer, his sister, Judith Koeppel (Jeffrey), niece Joanna Lander (Jeffrey), nephew David Koeppel (Natalia), his sisters-in-law, Joanne Zuravnsky (Leonard) and Carol Maffei (Andrew), brother-in-law Anthony Gerasia, nieces Diana Asner (Ricky) and Bianca Gerasia, and many dear friends.
Doug was pre-deceased by his parents Walter and Pearl (Muller) Bauer, his uncles Joseph, Fred, and Robert Bauer, his aunt and uncle Rosalind and Fred Muller.
Doug was born in the Bronx, and lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, for thirty-four years. He was a professor of mathematics at Stevens institute of Technology and continued his research in the area of Graph Theory till the end of his life. He was dedicated to his students, from undergraduate to doctoral, and, was much loved by them.
Aside from being able to add and subtract, Doug had a wry sense of humor and played a killer game of scrabble, even though he couldn’t spell. He was a loyal friend, staying in touch with his fraternity brothers for his entire life and keeping the stories alive.
Doug was a loving and interested uncle, always ready to lend a hand with arithmetic problems.
While he was still able, he and Dina travelled often, especially to Italy, and made many friends and memories until the M.S. kept him home.
Despite his challenges, Doug lived as full a life as possible and had a successful career. He was truly loved and will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home at 633 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey (Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Douglas Bauer’s name may be made to: