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:
Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (MSRCNY)
10 thoughts on “Douglas Ira Bauer – September 14, 2022”
So sorry to hear of your loss Dina. Sending much love and prayers your way.
Sending sincere and deepest sympathy to you and your family Dina. I will never forget Doug checking in on me while I was studying at Stevens during the summer of 1979 as well as so many other good times we shared with you both. He was always such a wonderful and witty person – truly a gem. Love to you always.
Sorry for your loss. Sending wishes for peace.
Dear Dina, I am sending love during this very hard time. I lost my husband many years ago. But he is still right here in the middle of my heart. Always. Wishing you peace and joy in the memories you and Doug made together. Love, Peg Dardenne
As I said goodbye then, I was sad knowing I would probably never see you. As I say my goodbyes to you now, I am still sad but take comfort knowing you can now rest in peace. RIP Doug…
Dear Dina, I was very sorry to hear of the loss of this lovely gentleman. Prayers for Douglas to Rest In Peace. May your memories of him bring you peace and a smile.
I was a fellow Brother of Doug’s during our college years at CCNY. I wasn’t that close to him but close enough to see that he was quick, funny, honest, smart and real. No question we all respected and loved him. I am sure he dealt with his MS with the courage, grace and dignity that was part of his make-up. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
I am not able to be in NJ this Sunday but promise to visit the next time I am there.
I am so glad I got to work with Doug these past few years, finally after the four of us being friends for a very long time. I had the chance to share his passion with him.
Dear Dina- I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and hope you find comfort in your memories of Doug.
Dear Dina and Family,
There is so much I can say about Doug as a person, but right now, I am flooded with memories of the friend and mentor he was to me during my graduate work. Always kind, always encouraging, and always nursing me through rough patches with humor, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with him.
I am currently in an academic position that I love and his guidance played a big role in my finding my way. In particular, I mentor students regularly. Doug’s example informs and supports me in that work every day.
I’m so sorry I was not able to attend his memorial in person. I am sending love and light to you and your family as you remember and honor Doug.
Best and be well,