Thomas M Bauer
Tom Bauer (Spice)
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 28, 1966
  • Date of passing: Jul 3, 2016
God is Good

Thomas M Bauer, VP of sales Great Vines Beverage Selling Solutions and resident of Delray Beach, FL., died unexpectedly on July 3, 2016 at the age of 50.

Tom is survived by his sons; Mason, Braden, & Brice, his parents; Rosemary (Ray) & Mike, his sisters; Rebecca & Renee, his brothers Steven, Ray & Chris, many cousins, nephews and nieces whom he loved very much.  He is survived by many close friends from Delray Beach, FL, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and as far west as California who loved him and will miss him greatly.

Tom was born in Germantown, Ohio on January 28, 1966. He grew up in Ghent, Kentucky where he attended Carroll County High School.  He played baseball & football and graduated with the class of 1984. Tom attended and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1988 with a BS degree in Business Management and Marketing. While at EKU, Tom was employed as a Resident Assistant at Commonwealth Hall.  He was member of Lambda Chi Alpha, where he served as Vice President and was an active member in all events.  Tom loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and hated this Cincinnati “Bungals” as he called them, He enjoyed the rivalry with his "Bungal" fans.

Tom moved to Delray Beach in June 2014. He loved the beach and always said he was “Livin’ the Dream.”  Tom saw himself as “a fun loving, free spirited, true southern gentleman, who enjoys great conversation, good people and cherish true friendships.”  This was Tom.  Tom loved to travel, loved his three boys and his dog “Lil Mo”.  Tom had a favorite word “Faith”.  He once said there is “no more powerful word on this Earth than Faith.”  Tom believed in God’s plan and had “Faith” that God had his back. 

Tom would frequently end a conversation with his favorite words….”God is Good”

Tom Bauer will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

There will be memorial services for celebrating Tom’s life held this weekend, Aug 6 & 7.

Let’s make this weekend a time to celebrate Tom (Spice) Bauer’s life.

Richmond / Lexington Ky Area. – EKU memorial: Saturday Aug 6 (10am – 11:30am)

There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Brother Tom Bauer being held at EKU, in Richmond, Ky. on August 6th. We have the Walnut Room in the Keene Johnson building reserved. The service will begin at 10AM, but we have the room from 9:30-11:30. Please bring pictures to share with us, but most of all bring yourself.

This is NOT exclusively limited to Lambda Chi's, if you know of anyone who knew or met Tom and would like to attend and celebrate with us please pass the information along.

Northern Ky / Cincinnati Area – Winton Woods Park Memorial: Sunday Aug 7 (2pm – 5pm)

Please join us in celebrating the life of Tom Bauer (Spice) This will be a casual gathering.  We will share stories, reminisce over pictures, have his favorite song sung and eat near the lake.  All things that Spice loved to do.

Please invite anyone, but RSVP thru Kelly Dorsey Burdick Facebook page event page or private message her.  There will be a donation taken up at this event in honor of Spice (Tom) that will be given to "Kicks for Kids".  This is an organization that Tom volunteered with while he lived in the Cincy area.  If you can not make the memorial and still want to dontate  "Kicks for Kids", please do in the name of Tom Bauer (Spice).

 In lieu of flowers, post a your favorite story or upload your favorite photo(s), song, or video that remembers Tom. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sandy LaMonaca on 28th January 2018

"Happy Birthday Tom.  You are forever an angel and your memory is not forgotten.  Celebrate your re-birth in heaven today and drink a bottle of wine on me.  I love you and miss you.

This tribute was added by Sandy LaMonaca on 3rd July 2017

"Tom, I can't believe it's been one year since you left us.  On numerous occasions I've looked at old pictures on my phone and quietly spoke to you.  How your pain could have been so much that this is how it had to end.  On my worst days I have put on the bracelet you sent me during my troubles and remember you and remember that my problems will pass, but missing a friend is forever.  You smile, even in photos,  still lights up a room.  I miss you my dear friend.   Now and Always."

This tribute was added by David Smith on 20th February 2017

"In ever-loving memory of Tom Bauer,Generous of heart, constant of faith.Many years has passed since last seeing you.May you rest in peace.Thoughts and Prayers from my family to yours (Carroll County,Ky.)."

This tribute was added by Natalie Croucher on 1st October 2016

"I didn't know Tom as well as many of you, i work at the grooming salon that groomed lil mo in delray beach. He was one of our favorite customers, he was such a kind man, incredibly nice, there was never a bad experience with him. He loved his dog so much, whenever he dropped him off he would make it a spa day for the both of them. I remember my son came in once when he was picking mo up and he talked to him and my son played with mo. My son was wearing his "purse" and tom so graciously gave him a dollar for his wallet, that was the kind of person i always thought him to be, one who would give the shirt off his back to help someone else in need. He had just brought mo the day before his passing and i remember him bring us cookies. Its so sad to hear of his passing but he was a good man so i know god has him in his glory."

This tribute was added by Leslie Bauer on 4th August 2016

"Uncle Tommy, it's been a while since I seen you but I will never forget your laugh or your smile, I love you and will always miss you. Always remember being so exited when I'd get your letters and your m&my were a great person and I wish my kids could of gotten to know you. Forever love, Leslie Dylan and Lydia."

This tribute was added by Debby Meadows-Stroud on 3rd August 2016

"My high school years were filled with so much laughter because of you! One of my favorite memories was skipping Algebra 2 to teach you how to drive a stick shift! After high school, when we ran into each other intermittently, it was always accompanied with big hugs and laughter. Then there was Facebook and your wonderful quick wit, humor, and genuine love and compassion. I will miss you, dear friend. The world was a much better place for you having been in it!"

This tribute was added by Sandy LaMonaca on 2nd August 2016

"Your smile could light up the darkest room. You brought fun and enthusiasm to everything you did. You made friends wherever you found yourself.  You will always be the brightest star in the sky that was dimmed too quickly.   I smile when I think about the last time we saw each other, but I cry now knowing this time you'll never wake.  You will be missed so much and always loved for the joy you brought.  Miss you my friend.  xoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by David Nusz on 2nd August 2016

"I had the pleasure of working closely with Tom while he served as Vice President of Lambda Chi Alpha. He was always there for his friends and always had a smile and encouraging words. Honored to have shared the magic carpet ride with Tom."

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