Father Carl Bauer dies at age 78

HAMPTON—Father Carl E. Bauer, a retired priest of the Diocese of Wheeling/Charleston, W. Va., died Oct. 22 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

A memorial Mass was held Oct. 25 at St. Mary. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary Church in Morgantown, W. Va., with burial in Peace Gardens Mausoleum Oct. 29.

Father Bauer was born July 11, 1937, the son of Carl E. and Virginia Naegele Bauer. He is survived by nieces, Virginia Ebbert and Bridget Ebbert Jordan, and a nephew, James Ebbert.

Father Bauer assisted in Lowcountry parishes in his retirement, including regular coverage of St. Mary Church in Hampton and as the Catholic chaplain at the Federal Correctional Institution in Estill.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family c/o St. Mary Church, 703 5th St. E, Hampton, SC 29924.