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Frederick Melber Bauer

February 4, 1936 ~ December 8, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Frederick Melber Bauer, born February 4, 1936, died December 8, 2021.  Son of the late Julius Melber and Sylvia Lenzer Bauer. Brother of the late Charles Henry Bauer. Survived by his niece Wendy Bauer Wright and her husband Timothy, his nephew Andrew Bauer, several grand nieces and nephews and his neighbor and best friend for 75 years, Jack Sheblessy. Fred was born and lived all his life in the same house built by his parents in 1924.  His grandfather was Julius Bauer, one of the founders of the French Bros.- Bauer Dairy Products company formerly at the corner of Canal (Central Pky.) and Plum St. All of Fred's education was in the Clifton area, from Clifton Elementary to Hughes High School, and his career was with the United States Postal Service.  Fred's deepest interest, after the Cincinnati Reds, was the history of streetcars, and he was most knowledgeable on the subject. He had at home an impressive model railroad and streetcar layout and collection. He traveled around the world to ride them, film them and even act as motorman on occasion, and he produced programs showing films, slides and photographs of his travels and experiences. His knowledge was so extensive and intimate that he is listed in bibliographical notations in books written on the subject. He was a member of several local, regional and national transportation organizations and was highly regarded as a source of information about global urban rail equipment. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 1PM-2PM  at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cedars of Lebanon Chapel with Words of Remembrance to follow at 2PM. Fred will be buried in Spring Grove Cemetery next to his parents and his brother.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.  Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home serving the family.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 18, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Spring Grove Cemetery Cedars of Lebanon Chapel
4521 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232

Words of Remembrance
Saturday
December 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Spring Grove Cemetery Cedars of Lebanon Chapel
4521 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232

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