Hudson – Robert A. Bausch (Bob), 90, of Hudson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at UMASS Memorial Marlborough Hospital. He leaves behind his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of 70 years, Shirley (Mills) Bausch.
Bob was born January 10, 1931 to the late George and Helen Bausch in Jamaica Plain where he was raised. He graduated from Boston Tech High School in 1948. Bob served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952, when he was honorably discharged. Bob worked for Raytheon for 40 years as an electrical engineer and went to night school where he graduated as an engineer from Northeastern University.
After getting married on October 22, 1950, Bob and Shirley resided in Jamaica Plain until they moved to Hudson in 1963, where they raised their 3 children and still reside today.
In addition to his wife, Bob leaves behind two daughters; Janis Bausch of Hudson who not only resided with him but was also his caretaker during his declining health, and Karen Calnan and her husband George of Hudson. He leaves three grandchildren; Stacey Davis and her husband Matt, Adam Conley and his wife Ashley, and Kristen Luz and her husband Hernani. He also leaves behind 7 great-grandchildren; Alyssa, Jillian and Brynlee Davis, Cameron, Brody and Owen Conley and Coby Luz. Bob is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his son, Robert W. Bausch, and his brother, Frank Bausch.
Bob has been an active and faithful member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hudson for over 50 years, where he devoted much of his time to doing whatever was necessary.
Bob was a kind, caring and hardworking family man. He was a calm guy but always had a smile and a little joke to share. He was a huge baseball fan and loved watching the Red Sox. Most importantly, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved to attend the events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whether sporting or cultural. He and Shirley have owned a second home on Cape Cod for many years, which brought him great joy. He loved the ocean and was often sure to have his last swim of the season in October. Bob will be truly missed by his family.
Services and interment at Forest Hills Cemetery on the Jamaican Plain are private. Tighe-Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749 helps the family make arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made on her behalf to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts Street # 100, Newton MA 02458.