With great regret, the family of John R. "Jack" Bauer, 55, announces his unexpected death on Monday, July 7, 2008 at his home in Goose Creek.
His memorial service will be Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 o'clock in McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 100 S. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are requested to the American Heart Association, 409 King St., Charleston SC 29401.
Jack was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 14, 1952 son of the late John R. and Margaret Bauer. An army veteran, Jack was a Logistics Assistance Representative for the Department of the Army. Specializing in the M1A1 tank, he was assigned to Iraq on three different occasions and earned the title "TACOM Jack" for his expertise in logistics management while in Baghdad. He also served in Bosnia during that crisis.
Jack loved living and traveling in Germany and throughout Europe. A member of the Crowfield Golf and Country Club, he played often and was a woodworker and furniture restorer.
Jack is survived by his wife of 33 years, Erna Bauer, three sisters, Margaret "Margie" Peck and her husband John, Susan Doman and her husband James, and Mary Ann Bauer, all of the Chicago area. Also surviving are two nieces, Lynn (Fred) Alvarez, Heather Doman, and James (Amy) Doman.
Jack made many friends throughout the years with TACOM. He was especially fond of the friends he made during the 23 years he lived and worked for the U.S. Army in Germany.