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AK1 Seymour Baer, USN Retired, Supported CRAW 1 with the NAS Sanford Supply Department and in the Fleet

Rodney Chapman has reported the passing of Seymour Baer.

Obituary for Seymour Baer

Obituary for Seymour Baer

Seymour Baer of Lenox, MA and Bloomfield, CT died Thursday November 1, 2018.

Born on June 19, 1942, Seymour was raised by his father, Jacob Baer and grandmother, Rebecca Galper following mother Irene Baer’s death later that year. Seymour passed away peacefully on November 1, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MA. As a youth, he spent ten years at Torah Vadat Yeshiva and two years at New London High School . Seymour joined the US Air Force for four years and then enlisted in the US Navy to expand his horizons. As an aviation logistician, he arranged aircraft supplies on the Nimitz, the Independence, and the Guam. A veteran of the Vietnam and Beirut Wars, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer with a total of 24 years of military service. His thirst for learning was subsequently met at St. Leo College where he completed degrees in Theology and Psychology and Troy State’s Master’s program in Management.

He leaves many friends and family including: his children Marcus, Brian, and Rebecca; daughter-in-law, Renee Baer; cousins Allan and Elayne Goodstone, Carol and Allen Wendorf, and beloved grandchildren, Sandra, Kara, and Zachary.

During the last 13 and a half years with his life partner, Regina Karas, his new family included Regina’s son, Jay Karas and daughter-in-law, Dr. Monica Osborne, and Grandson Leo . Regina’s siblings , Elissa and Mark Weinberg, and Al and Maribel Goldin enjoyed the many stories Seymour shared with them. The nephews and nieces, Robert and Alana Weinberg, Dr. David Weinberg and Dr. Rachael Beckert, and Jeremy Weinberg have often retold some of Seymour’s travel tales. His lively personality will be missed by many.

Funeral Notice: Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Knesset Israel Cemetery, 484 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201 with Rabbi David Weiner, Spiritual Leader of Congregation Knesset Israel officiating. Evening Services will be held also on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. Shiva will be observed at Rolling Hills Condominium in the club house, Lenox, MA on Wednesday, November7, & Thursday November 8, from 2-5 PM and Friday November 9, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Jewish War Veterans; Knesset Israel Synagogue; or Youth Aliyah Fund of Hadassah in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI - BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA which is in charge of arrangements. To add to the book of memories please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com

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THANK YOU for publishing Seymour's history.  He was, most surely, a very interesting individual.

Our paths crossed several times during our careers; NAS Sanford, NAS Pensacola, NAS Norfolk,, and, as civilians. He as a Tech Rep, me as a Navy Civil servant.

Most recently, our paths crossed once again as he and Regina and me and my wife enjoyed talking during their visit to Orlando and Universal Studios.

My wife and I had planned to see him in Lenox; but, unfortunately life had other plans.


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