Kathryn Lynn (Buie) Bauer, 72, of Chatham NJ, passed away at home in her sleep on February 11, 2020.
She was Born on February 27, 1947 in Newark, NJ. She grew up in Short HIlls, NJ, and lived in Chatham since 1970. She attended Muhlenberg College, and graduated from Berkley Secretarial School in East Orange, NJ.
Kathy was a nurturing, loving, amazing Mother, Wife, Nana and Sister. When her children were young she was very involved with PTO and Girl Scouts. She was a devoted stay-at-home Mom, and had been a long-time volunteer for the Friends of the Library of the Chathams and the Chatham Antiques Club. She was a participating partner of Bauer Automotive Service, Inc. and the B.O.L.T. LLC in Chatham.
Kathy was an artist and very creative. She enjoyed painting in watercolors, fabric arts and sewing, and was a wonderful cook and baker, including her famous chocolate chip cookies and vanilla icing. She was an avid collector throughout her life, and loved to travel, especially to London (she feels she was British in a past life!). She was involved with fundraising for MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, a condition her grandson lives with.
She was passionate about reading, and liked to live vicariously through the story’s characters. She loved live theatre and the band Queen. Her favorite TV shows were Downton Abby, Game of Thrones, and Miranda. Especially in the last few years she loved to connect with friends old and new through Facebook and Words with Friends. She was a guest radio personality “Momma Toast” on her daughter’s radio program on WDVR FM. She was fond of the beach in Lavallette, NJ, where her parents had a home for many years. She loved looking at the sand dunes, and the sounds of the ocean.
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents Neil and Vivian Compton Buie. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George Bauer, son Michael Bauer and wife Shannon, daughter Missy Petersen, and daughter Meg Hajjar and husband Mike. She is also survived by her sister Linda Kress, grandchildren Lily, Jake, Neil, Luke, and Kathryn (Kit), as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.