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 J. Walter Baer

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J. Walter Baer

  • Birth 13 Sep 1898 Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death Apr 1981 Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 83075266

J. Walter Baer is remembered as an outstanding teacher for 29 years by many pupils, parents, and school administrators. He lived at Fleetwood, R. 2. Many other people remember him as a former Justice of the Peace, now District Judge, an insurance and investment broker, and a tax consultant. He was our tour guide for Crystal Cave for 50 years. Our Society also knows Walter as an interested folklorist and historian. He was born in Richmond Township, a son of the late Charles and Ida (Rothermal) Baer. He died on April 22, 1981 in his residence. He was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ. Burial took place in Fleetwood Cemedtery. Surviving with his widow Kathryn (Smith) Rhode, are 4 daughters, a son, a step-daughter, a step son, 10 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren.

PA Dutch News and Views, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1982, Lenhartsville, PA (republ. in Baer Family Newsletter, May 1991)


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  • Created by: Kenneth Schaeffer
  • Added: 7 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83075266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for J. Walter Baer (13 Sep 1898–Apr 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83075266, citing Fleetwood Cemetery, Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth Schaeffer (contributor 47251405) .