His wife, the former Edith Vinskus, died in 2006.
Born in New York City, he is the son of the late Otto and Helen Smith Bauer.
Prior to retiring, he was a mechanic for Otis Elevator for 45 years.
Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Jr. of Bohemia, NY and Michael of Brooklyn, NY; two daughters, Linda Smith of Johnsburgh, NY and Jacqueline Andriani of Wading River, NY; three grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
He was predeceased by a son, James.
A mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 10 am in the St. Patrick’s Church, Main Street, Nicholson celebrated by Father Thomas Petro.
Cremation will follow at R.H. Jones Crematory in Tunkhannock.
A viewing will be held on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State Street, Nicholson.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144