Mary L. Bauer (nee Byam), 83, of Elyria, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at Arden Courts of Westlake, following a long illness. She was born October 31, 1929 in Elyria, and was a lifelong Elyria resident.
Mary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elyria, a 1947 Elyria High School graduate, a past president of the Junior Women’s Club. She formerly worked at Puffer’s Floral Shoppe in Elyria and the former Bauer Dairy. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge.
Survivors include her daughters, Jody (Joe) Zalka of LaGrange and Jayne (Bob) Carlson of Grafton; son, John (Madalyn) Bauer of West Salem; grandchildren, Amy, John, Bonnie, Kelsey, Julie, Andy and Carrie; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Eleanor Folley of Elyria. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred “Bud” Bauer in 2008; grandson, Joseph J. Zalka III in 2000; sisters, June Sessler and Marjorie Derringer; and brothers, Raymond Helling, Sherwood Byam, Jr., James Byam, Jay Byam and Jack Byam.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5 until 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11 A.M., at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria (Please meet at church). The Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Dominic Zunis Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Midview Board of Education, 13050 Durkee Rd., Grafton, OH. 44044 or to the Fresenius Medical Care Heritage, 1160 East Broad St., Elyria.