Evan P. Bauer

Mr. Evan P. Bauer, 76, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Tampa, Florida, where he was a longtime resident.

Evan was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Western New York, the son of Richard and Hilda McEwen Bauer.

On March 13, 1987, he married the former Elizabeth “Liz” Rondeau in Lake Placid.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator, working for various companies across New York state. A few were Gouverneur Iron Works, Gary Carlisle, Green Island Construction, and Congel & Palenscar Construction.

Being a heavy equipment operator for over 50 years, Evan was self-employed for a time, once being a co-owner of Bauer & Winn in Clayton, with his partner Bob Winn.

Bud and his wife Liz were proprietors of the Handle Bar and Bud’s City Dump Bar drinking establishments in the mid ’70s to the mid ’80s.

Evan was also a New York state certified welder.

He loved operating “CAT” Heavy Equipment, watching the Tampa Bay Rays baseball games and spending time with his grandchildren. Evan was known wherever he went for his sense of humor.

Surviving, besides his wife Liz, are five children: Kenneth (Diane) Reid and Buck Reid, both of Tampa, Florida, Brian (Courtney) Bauer of Redfield, Rhonda (Bill) Campbell of Clayton and Florida, and Amy (Rob) Farmer of Clayton; five grandchildren: Wyatt and Molly Reid, Tyler and Kristin Farmer, and Amanda Fisher; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Myrle (Beth) Bauer of Clayton and Owen (Naomi) Bauer of Missouri; and nieces and nephews.

The service will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Local arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Condolences can be made at trjetty.com.