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Paul R. Bauer, M.D.

Dec. 17, 1927 — April 3, 2021

Posted on April 7, 2021


Paul R. Bauer, M.D.

Paul R. Bauer, M.D.

Dr. Paul R. Bauer, 93, of Wilson, formerly of Portsmouth, Hampton and Suffolk, Virginia, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021. 

Dr. Bauer was born in Buffalo, New York, to the late Frederick and Mabel Bauer.

Dr. Bauer attended Milligan College, Tennessee, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He began his medical career with an internship and then OB-GYN residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. He then served on the staff in the OB-GYN department at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Quantico, Virginia, and the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Bauer was in private OB-GYN practice from 1964-98 in Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Virginia. He also served as a contract physician at the U.S. Coast Guard Base, Portsmouth, Virginia, from 1984-2000. Additionally, he served as an assistant professor, OB-GYN department, at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Bauer had fond memories of his times at his summer childhood home in Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada. He was a lifelong sailor and started racing sailboats at an early age and participated in many races and regattas. He enjoyed spending time cruising the Chesapeake Bay in his sailboat, Cyrena.

Dr. Bauer is survived by his wife of 35 years, Faye P. Bauer; his children, Janet Rossi, Diana Anderson (Tracy), David Bauer, Paul R. Bauer Jr. (Joy), Leslie C. Bauer (Tracie), John Newton (Jill) and Heather Braddy (Chad); as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at a future date. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.

Services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

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