John W. Baer

Tops Grocery Store retiree; East Market Street United Church of Christ member; enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening

John W. Baer, 68, died July 19, 2014

Born in Akron, Mr. Baer had lived all his life in Tallmadge. He retired from Tops Grocery Store after 27 years of service. He was a member of East Market Street United Church of Christ and loved fishing, boating and gardening. He was active with the Rubber City Kennel Club, the Lake Milton Boat Club and served as Scout Master and assistant Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America.

Preceded in death by his brother, Robert, he is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons John R. (Kathleen) Baer and Christopher Baer; granddaughter Lily Jane, all of Tallmadge; sisters, Ethyl Ann Lewis, Irene Brandt, both of Green, and Margaret (Richard) Krier of North Canton.

Memorials may be made to East Market Street United Church of Christ, 1580 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44305, or the Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council, 1601 S. Main St.. P.O. Box 68, Akron, OH 44309.

Donovan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.