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Ronald “Ron” J. Bauman

Ronald “Ron” J. Bauman, age 70 of Baltimore, died May 22, 2013 at Grant Medical Center.

He operated Tri-State Sales for 30 years buying and selling restaurant equipment. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the US Navy. He was a member of Mingo Masonic Lodge #171 F & AM, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley in Columbus, and Parthenia Chapter O.E.S. #124.

Ron is survived by his wife, Jean Tussing Bauman; daughters, Kimberly (William) Harris of Bryan, Ohio and Christine (Greg) James of Nelsonville; grandchildren, Jessica Smyers, Chelsey James, Felicia Bentley, Matthew James and R. J. Lutes; seven great grandchildren; brother, Max (Anne) Bauman of Columbus; a nephew; cousins; aunts and uncle, Betty Cline of Wellston and Gladys and Charles McSorley of Florida; mother-in-law, Emma Tussing of Baltimore; and brotherin law and sister-in-law, Donald and Sue Tussing of Macon, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelba Bauman; parents, Henry and Ernestine Bauman; and father-in-law, Richard Tussing.

Funeral service was held May 28, 2013,. in the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore, with Rev. Jill Dunlap officiating. Burial followed in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, Ohio.

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