Richard Bauer, long time horseplayer and one of the original members of HANA, passed away in October of last year.
Richard, a US Navy veteran, was survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Metzger Bauer; one daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Doug Dunne; two grandchildren, Kylie Dunne and Trevor Dunne, all of PA; and one sister and brother-in-law; Judie and Frank Armijo, AZ.
Each winter, Rich would make a trip to Tampa to spend a week or so playing the ponies. This year, sadly, that will not be happening. However, HANA Treasurer Theresia will be attending this February, and she contacted Peter Berube (who knew Rich).
Thanks to the good folks at Tampa: Race 7 on February 13th, 2011 will be in memory of Rich.
In addition, HANA, on behalf of members will be donating a check to "TROT" a Tampa based horse retirement called Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa Inc, in Rich's name.
Rich had tons of friends and was very well known, so if you can pass this along to them, please do. If you would like to join Theresia for the race and honor and remember Rich, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.