Condolence & Memory Journal

Meghan and Matt -

I am so sorry for your loss. Both your Mom and Dad were awesome to me. I loved being your babysitter. I remember your dad calling you "Matt the Cat" when you were first born.

Cherish the beautiful memories.

Mary Howarth-Sack

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018


God speed Bill......

PSH Class of 64

Posted by Bonnie Hronek - Hinckley, OH - Classmate   January 07, 2018

Dear Meghan and Matt,
We all loved your Dad! He was a great neighbor and friend who always made
kids feel special. We will always treasure the times our families shared in Bay Village.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Zschokke Family

Posted by Meredith Zschokke Morneau - Bigfork, MN - friend   January 01, 2018


Posted by Carol See - Hinckley, OH   December 30, 2017

Dear Bauer Family, Your father changed my life in such a way I could never say enough nice words about him. He believed that I would be a great educator of young children. You see he was my youngest child's Principal and I was so inspired by his dedication to his school I volunteered all day everyday. He believed in me when I didn't believe in myself and hired me. That was in 1999, since then I worked with Autistic students and my life was blessed because he believed in me. He is one of the greatest men I will ever know and I.will always be grateful and love him. The world lost a great man and educator, but Heaven gained an Angel who will change education for the better through God. RIP Mr. Bauer you will be missed and cherished forever.

Posted by Carol See - Hinckley, OH   December 30, 2017


Victoria and family,
May loving memories of Mr. Bauer bring you all peace, comfort and strength today and always.
I had the pleasure of working under Mr. Bauer's leadership as a First grade & Special Education teacher at Miles Park School for 7 years. He wanted nothing but the BEST for students, teachers and families!

Posted by Latrice - Cleveland, OH   December 30, 2017

Victoria...I am so sorry about your loss of Bill. You both fought hard to turn his illness around and you kept coming out to things as long as he could so life was interesting.
Blessings now as you celebrate his life.
Sallie Holder

Posted by Sallie Holder - University Park, MD   December 29, 2017

Dear Victoria and family, I had the great pleasure of working with Bill both as a colleague and friend. He made such a huge difference in so many peoples lives, both students and teachers within the Cleveland Schools. He brought many programs to Miles Park School including a great science program. He set an example for all of us as both a great educator and human being. I would've never lasted in the Cleveland Schools without his support and friendship. He will truly be missed by all that knew him but, what a huge Legacy he left behind .

Posted by Matthew Teare - Newbury, OH - Coworker   December 29, 2017

I knew Bill when he was a principal in the Cleveland schools. He was a colleague and friend. Bill always focused on the welfare of his students.

Posted by Rosemary Herpel - Solon, OH - Friend   December 29, 2017

Bauer Family,
We had the good fortune and pleasure to meet Bill several years ago through hockey at Winterhurst Ice Rink. This man was always a gentleman and interesting to talk with. Our deepest sympathy to the Bauer family.
Bill and Kathy Leonard, Avon, Oh.

Posted by A friend   December 29, 2017

Julie and I send you our condolences. I taught school with Bill at Forest Hill Parkway in early 70's. Such an energizing, passionate, and creative educator.

Posted by Bill & Julie Brokaw - Euclid   December 29, 2017

My condolences for your loss of William. May the God of all comfort sustain at this difficult time. May God also bring you a measure of peace.

Posted by B - Cleve   December 29, 2017

Victoria and Family,

Sincerely sorry to hear about your loss. Bill's impact on the education profession cannot be put into words. Bill even after being retired kept current on new education topics and trends. Most of all Bill had the heart of a Giant - he cared so much about anyone he worked with and would not let them fail. Bill has greatly impacted my professional life and will be sadly missed. I am better as an educator because of Bill.

Posted by Kelly Stukus - Chagrin Falls, OH   December 29, 2017

The best principal that i ever had

Posted by Brandy Harris - cleveland, OH - Student   December 28, 2017

May the memories of your loved one help you throught your grief because God love you.

Posted by A friend   December 28, 2017

So sad to hear of Bill's passing. I have good memories to hold on to. My thoughts and prayers are with Victoria and family.

Posted by Michelle Wollenzier (bee Bauer) - North Olmsted, OH   December 28, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and mercy grant the family hope. Jeremiah 29:11.

Posted by JMc    December 28, 2017

Dear Victoria and family,
There are so many children and teachers who benefited from Bill's enthusiasm, drive, and caring personality. He worked so hard...even went into school on Sunday nights! He made a difference in so many lives. We all grew professionally at Miles Park...whether we wanted to or not. He made so many improvements. I especially loved the plants in the hallways and the computer lab. He would think nothing of putting a child in his car and taking him or her home to talk to a parent. He cared and everyone knew it. Give him some data and he would love it! He will be missed, but while he was here he made an amazing difference.

Posted by Janice Justice-Booth - Fort Myers, FL   December 28, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. May your fond memories and the peace that God gives comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. Phillipians 4:6,7,13

Posted by TB - Cleveland, OH   December 28, 2017


I will miss you Bill.

Posted by Dianne Richardson - Knoxville, TN - Family   December 28, 2017

So Sorry to hear the sad news. We have a lot of great memories. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Nancy & Tony D'Agati

Posted by A friend   December 28, 2017

Dear Victoria and family, I had the honor of working with Bill at Miles Park Elementary School. He was a wonderful principal and role model. He encouraged and nurtured the best in staff and students. We are all better for having known him. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Joyce Conway

Posted by Joyce Conway - Cleveland   December 27, 2017

Bill was a wonderful man. All the Darlingtons are saddened by his passing. Matt and Meghan we are thinking of you. Your dad was a kind and caring person. He will be missed.

Posted by Steve Darlington - Denver, CO - Friend   December 27, 2017

Victoria, Bill was such a great guy, a real gentle soul. I will always have with me fond memories of our chats and his work and service at the Episcopal Cottage. Peace be with you and your family. Love, Virginia Cox

Posted by virginia Cox - Blacksburg, VA   December 27, 2017

Dear Meghan and Vince,
Dan and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤

Posted by Rachele Mills - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   December 27, 2017

Matt, Megan, All, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jason Cronan - Atlanta, GA - Family Friend   December 27, 2017

Dear Megan and Matt,
We are saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a wonderful, kind man, and the world is truly a better place because of his brief time here. We hope your memories will bring you comfort now and smiles in the future.

Posted by Fran & Dana Willett - Indian Land, SC - Friend   December 27, 2017

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts. ❤

Posted by Jack & Marybeth Hollingsworth - Middleburg Heights, OH - Friend   December 27, 2017