Age 55, of Batavia, died on Thursday November 22, 2012 after a lengthy battle with various illnesses. He was born February 3, 1957 in Batavia, a son of the late Clark and Hilda (Wallman) Baube.
Bruce was retired from the US Gypsum Co. after 25 years of service. Despite his illnesses, he fought like a champ every step of the way and never let his disabilities keep him down, a true inspiration to everyone he met. After his retirement from USG, Bruce followed his love of dogs and assisted in the rescue of hundreds of them from the South, his story was featured in the Batavia Daily News. He would walk his dog faithfully and along the way met a great friend who joined them on their outings. He also returned to the LVG, where he had been for rehab, after a 22 month stay in the hospital to play cards with “the ladies” weekly over the next four years. He was an avid fan of drag racing, Grateful Dead, Buffalo Bills and Sabres. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, which lead him to a life membership at Godfrey’s Pond. He will be remembered as a humble man, never wanting to accept the credit he deserved and for making the most of everything he had accomplished.
Surviving is a brother, Dale of the Philippines; his dear friend and caregiver for many years, Carrie Blaszak of Elba along with several nieces and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to share and reminisce the great life of Bruce at a Celebration of Life gathering on what would be his 56th birthday, 1PM Sunday February 3, 2013 at the Godfrey’s Pond Clubhouse. Memorials are suggested to the Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association c/o Carrie Blaszak 7232 Transit Road Elba, New York 14058. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF BRUCE J. BAUBE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.