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“St. Margaret's Church, Mattydale, New York will be having a Memorial Mass this Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. for Fr. David J. Baehr, our Pastor from...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Carleen Smith - Mattydale, NY

“We were deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Fr Dave. He was such a wonderful and caring priest. He is truly with God and, I know, praying...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Lynda and Bob Kucera - Parrish, FL

“Father David you will be so missed. My three children loved you. You always took the time to stop and chat and you said their names when you gave...Read More »
3 of 52 | Posted by: The Geiger family - Bradenton, FL

“I JUST FOUND OUT THAT YOUR BROTHER FATHER DAVID HAD PASSED.FATHER LARKIN IN MINETTO IS HAVING A MASS SAID ON DEC 5. HAVEN'T SEEN YOU SINCE YOU LEFT...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Father David was warm and caring to all. He knew everyone by name and always cared about each of us as individuals. Sundays at St. Frances Cabrini...Read More »
5 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Ann Barr - Parrish, FL

“Thank you Lord for giving us your servant Fr. Dave who inspired many on their faith journey by sharing his own special stories and biblical insights....Read More »
6 of 52 | Posted by: john blasiak - martville, NY

“KarenI will miss our talks. I didn't know him long, but he will be truly missed at our Legion of Mary meetings.Karen Piech (Bradenton, Fl.) ”
7 of 52 | Posted by: Karen Piech - Bradenton, FL

“Father David was not only my mother's Priest- but her wonderful caring friend!! The more we visited our mother in Florida,and attended Mass with her,...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Betty and Joe Romeo - Brentwood, TN

“Dear Sister Marianne and extended family,Like Jesus, at the tomb of Lazarus, we weep at our friends death. So much kindness, so much thoughtfulness....Read More »
9 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“A very special person and priest. Always a smile for everyone. He will be missed.Paulette - St. Bernard's Church ”
10 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Special Priest, special friend,will be missed dearly! ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: Betty Koby - Bradenton, FL

“I am truly saddened by the loss of this wonderful priest. I knew him from both Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's in Bradenton. He was always brutally...Read More »
12 of 52 | Posted by: Walt Gebhardt - Bradenton, FL

“David was a wonderful man with a huge heart. I'm thinking of my family. ”
13 of 52 | Posted by: Kristen Hewitt - NY

“I am saddened to hear about Fr Dave's sudden passing. I first met Fr Dave at Immaculate Heart of Mary when I was a young child. He was kind and...Read More »
14 of 52 | Posted by: Debbie Busch Thomas - Clay, NY

“Dear Sister Marianne: we were deeply saddened to hear of Father David's passing. We are from Rochester, N.Y. And visited Oswego for Fathers 50th...Read More »
15 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to hear this sad news of Fr. Baehr. Our sons were alter servers with Father at St. Mary's in Oswego, NY and he was greatly admired...Read More »
16 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Fr David will be missed by us. He always had a joke ready that would bring a smile to your face. We are deeply saddened by this loss ”
17 of 52 | Posted by: Patti and Jim Varrato - Bradenton

“So sorry for your loss. I knew Fr at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. He was very soft spoken and a gentle person. He was a Priest that you will...Read More »
18 of 52 | Posted by: Debbie DiCarlo - North Syracuse, NY

“Met your brother with my husbands cousin father David Thompson. Also Francis Cooper They were at our house in zephyrhill Fl. and Hudson Beach also. ...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: Beverly Sutton - Bridgeport, NY

“Dear Sister Marianne, We are so sorry for your brother's passing. We know how close you are. You're in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you,...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: BHonnie and Bob Traylor - NY

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
21 of 52 | Posted by: J

“FATHER BAEHRWAS A COUSIN ON THE MC NEIL SIDE .I NEVER KNEW HOW .HE EXPLAINED IT TO ME BUT I HAVE FORGOTTEN .I WILL NEVER FORGET FATHER HE WAS A...Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: ANNE MC NEIL BU RNHAM - OSWEGO, NY

“Sr. Marianne and Fr. John, The parish at St. Frances Cabrini Church, including myself, have been truly blessed to have had Fr. David as our priest...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Brenda Clary Rodriguez - Parrish, FL

“The GREATEST.... Have known and loved him since I was in 8th grade at Blessed Sacrament. I still will never forget him and our 8th grade trip to...Read More »
24 of 52 | Posted by: Liz Van Alstyne - Hilton Head, SC

“Fr. Baehr was an inspiration. -Jose Roca ”
25 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“I met Father Baehr when he came to our parish at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Liverpool, NY some time in the 1970s. I became an altar boy and served...Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: Bill Muldowney - Chambersburg, PA

“So sorry to hear about Father Dave. He was one of a kind. Always loved talking to him. We were truly blessed when we had him as our Pastor at Holy...Read More »
27 of 52 | Posted by: Joseph McNamara - Fulton, NY

“Sending my condolences to the family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. (Psalm 29:11) ”
28 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“May you be encouraged by God's promise of eternal life. ”
29 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Marianne very sorry to hear of your brother Davids death. I have fond memories of him at a younger age when he used to come to our house for Boy...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Elaine Johnson - Oswego, NY

“Marianne we are sadden by Davids death he is in Gods hands now forever in our hearts.Joseph and Edith Pupparo ”
31 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Fr. Dave, you were truly chosen to fulfill His Kingdom. Rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy to all your family members. "Blessed are those who...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: Margaret and John Shilling - FL

“I am sadden to hear of Father Baehr's passing. He was a kind hearted man with a quick smile and great sense of humor. My heart goes out to his Sister...Read More »
33 of 52 | Posted by: Lisa Varano - Bradenton, FL

“Fr. David was a wonderful priest, and a good friend. I will miss him very much. May God Bless him an keep him in His Tender Loving Care. ”
34 of 52 | Posted by: Deanna Louise Wesley - Bradenton, FL

“Rest in peace Fr. David, thank you for your service to God. Our days with the Legion of Mary are very special to us. Elaine and Art Campana,...Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: Elaine Campana - Sarasota, FL

“My condolences and love for Sr. Marianne Beahr!Am so sad for your loss!David was such a wonderful priest, and will be missed by so many.But God...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: Kathy Bartlett - Lancaster, NY

“Father was one of the funniest people I've ever heard. I'll never forget the roast he did for Bob Branshaw in Oswego years ago. He will be sorely...Read More »
37 of 52 | Posted by: Dan Reynolds - Brewerton, NY

“God called you home Father Baehr on eagle wings. You've touch so many lives through your spiritual calling as God's messenger of Hope, Love, Mercy...Read More »
38 of 52 | Posted by: Lisa DiRaddo - Oswego, NY

“Dear Fr David, you will be greatly missed by all here at St Frances Cabrini. Always loved your "Peanuts" references. ”
39 of 52 | Posted by: Kay Grybash - Parrish, FL

“He was a wonderful man and baptized most of my sibling. Rest in Peace Father and know you will be missed.Mary ”
40 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Schloss - Oswego, NY

“What a special friend we had in Father Baehr.He was scholarly, fun, friendly, and oh so caring. He shared his homily with a lovely note to us each...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“I had the privilege of knowing Fr.Baehr through his sister : Sister Marianne(whom I lived with at Blessed Sacrament Syracuse). He was a kind and...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: Sister Helen Hart - Syracuse, NY

“You will be missed by all your Legion of Mary members. Thank you for your faithfulness to us. ”
43 of 52 | Posted by: mary - bradenton, FL

“My father, a friend of Father David's, died just last month, and I was so grateful that Father David dropped everything and came to our house to...Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Eileen Bahler - Ellenton, FL

“My heart goes out to the family during this most difficult time, for your deep loss. May you find comfort in prayer and gain strength knowing that...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in peace Father Dave ....Thank you for your kindness ...My thoughts and prayers to your family ... ”
46 of 52 | Posted by: susan stalker - mattydale, NY

“Father Dave was a longtime friend of the Iwanski family, and a contemporary and close friend of our late brother, Larry. He served for a time as...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Len Iwanski - Helena, MT

“Not only was Father Baehr and his Sister a friend of the Family , Father Baehr was a wonderful person and a steadfast Pastor at St. Mary's Church in...Read More »
48 of 52 | Posted by: Bill Wiltsie - Oswego, NY

“There were many challenges when St. John's was left without a full-time pastor and then closed. Father Dave handled it all with compassion, good...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Adele DelSavio - Greeley, CO

“Father Behr was a wonderful man, priest, and teacher. I will always remember his friendly smile and how he was always ready to listen to you when you...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Betsy Bron - Oswego, NY

“My family and I have very fond memories of my time at St. Mary's with you and your sister. You will be forever missed. RIP Father. Much honor &...Read More »
51 of 52 | Posted by: Kristen Binder - Oswego, NY

“Fr. Baehr truly embodied God's call to serve others. He helped smooth the merger of my home parish, Saint John the Evangelist, and Saint Mary of the...Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: Andrew Rupert - Oswego, NY


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Rev. Baehr was born on December 15, 1938 and passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Rev. Baehr was a resident of Bradenton, Florida at the time of his passing.

He was educated at St. John Parochial School Oswego Catholic High School.

A Visitation will take place on Thursday December 1st from 2-4pm with a Vigil at 7pm at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Parish FL. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday December 2nd at 11am at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Parish FL where the Most Rev. Frank Dewane will preside Homily will be given by cousin Rev. John F. Hogan Jr. and Rev. Jerome A. Carosella will deliver the Eulogy.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to St. Martha and St. Mary Academy for tuition assistance in memory of Father Dave.

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