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Jerome A. Bauer, retired Sheriff’s Office detective

July 9, 1942 – June 15,2015

Jerome A. “Jerry” Bauer, a retired detective sergeant for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office involved in undercover work with the Buffalo Police Department for a number of years, died Monday of respiratory failure at Hospice Buffalo. He was 72.

A Buffalo native living in Cheektowaga with his wife of 51 years, the former Patricia Wojtowicz, he was a member of the Sheriff’s Office for 22 years starting as a road deputy. Mr. Bauer retired in 1987.

A devoted Catholic, Mr. Bauer was a past president of the Ushers and Holy Name Societies and the Senior Citizens Club at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church on William Street in Cheektowaga.

Mr. Bauer was also a past president of the Diocesan Holy Name Society and a recipient of its St. Thomas More Award.

He was a past grand knight of Father Justin Council 5670 of the Knights of Columbus and an usher at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church on Clinton Street in Cheektowaga.

Mr. Bauer also was president of the William Street Taxpayers Organization and on the board of Kanty’s Social Club and active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles until he became ill.

Mr. Bauer enjoyed golfing and bowling and attending Buffalo Bandits games. He supported local car racing organizations.

Besides his wife, survivors include daughters, Cynthia Kapturowski and Pamela Jasinski and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Czestochowa.

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