Norma E. Bauer, 89

OSWEGO, NY – Norma E. Bauer, 89, a resident of 209 E. Fifth St., passed away on March 8, 2010, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Jessie (Brown) Herman.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was well known as a local bowler who participated in many leagues over several years.

Her crowning achievement was being elected to the Oswego Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame.

Norma was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels.

She enjoyed going to the casinos with friends and playing Bunco.

Harborfest was her favorite time of the year and was known to have spent the entire day taking in as many activities as possible.

Being a great lover of music, Norma attended all the music events she was able to.

Surviving are two daughters, Christine (William) Palmer and Kimberly (John) Germain of Oswego; a son, David (Lee Ann Walker) Bauer of Oswego; eight grandchildren, William Palmer, Evan Palmer, John Germain, David Germain, Eric Germain, Karey Yacetta, Jason Bauer and Marc Bauer; seven great-grandchildren; and a personal friend, Jean Zeno.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 1997.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Dowdle Funeral Home.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 p.m.


  1. Very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was alwas energetic and full of life. I particularily enjoyed bowling with her as she was a great competitor and friend. She always had a funny coment no matter what and had a great sense of humor.
    God Bless You Norma as you will truly be missed.

    Brenda Rice

  2. Kim,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I hope you John and the boys find the strength to get through this difficult time together. Becky Russell

  3. Christine, Kim and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. It doesn’t matter how old your mother and father are when they die, they are still our parents and we will always need and love them. We didn’t know your mother, but knowing you two girls gives us a glimpse of what a lovely, vibrant person she was. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in your time of mourning.
    Kayln & Ronnie Sharp

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