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Born: June 1, 1950

Place of Birth: Troy, NY

Death: May 28, 2013






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Porter Loring Mortuary
San Antonio, TX





William "Bill" Bernard Frederick Baumann

    June 1, 1950  -  May 28, 2013
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William ("Bill") Bernard Frederick Baumann of San Antonio, Texas passed away on May 28, 2013, after a valiant six month struggle with brain cancer. He was born to Robert George Baumann, Sr. and Marie Metta Hoffman Baumann in Troy, New York, on June 1, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janet Lynn King, and their three children: Rachel King Baumann of Dallas, Texas, John Edward Baumann of Austin, Texas and Sarah Layne Baumann who is attending Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also survived by his brother, Robert George Baumann Jr., of North Bend, Oregon and sister, Betty Marie Welch, of Austin, Texas, and by many other relatives and friends, including Juanita Rodriguez who has been with the family for 19 years. Bill grew up in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, and Houston, Texas, where he graduated from Memorial High School. He graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio and received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1977. He practiced law in Amarillo, Texas and served two terms as the Potter County Attorney in Amarillo from 1983 to 1988. He was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division in 1989, where he served for 24 years. He was passionate about his work and was proud to represent the United States. He received many awards as a prosecutor including an award from United States Attorney General Janet Reno in 2000, awards for excellency in trial advocacy from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2002 and 2005 and for two cases in 2009, and several awards from the FBI for prosecution in multiple cases. Bill achieved his Eagle Scout in 1968 in Houston, Texas, and lived his life according to the Scout Law. Bill's father and son also achieved Eagle Scout, as did every man in his wife's family. He served as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 285 at Coker United Methodist Church for many years. Bill was passionate about life, his family, his interests, his community service and his church, First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, Texas. He performed in multiple community theatre productions, including the San Pedro Playhouse and the Bulverde S.T.A.G.E. Theatre. He loved boating and anything to do with the sea and sailed by catamaran once across the Atlantic Ocean and twice across the Gulf of Mexico. He was a lifelong volunteer, serving quietly in many different organizations including San Antonio Youth Literacy, the SAMM Shelter, Haven for Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Camp Discovery for children with cancer, and numerous others. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school, serving as a Deacon, participating in mission trips to Haiti, Mexico and New Mexico, tutoring Myanmar refugees and contributing to many other activities. He actively participated in each of his children's lives - including Scouting with his son John, volunteering with the Churchill High School Band and First Presbyterian Youth Ministry with his daughter Sarah, and being involved in many school, extra-curricular and church activities with his daughter Rachel. He was a tremendous supporter of his wife Jan in her career as an attorney and partner at King & Sommer, LLP. The family had many adventures together, including SCUBA diving trips. He was devoted to health and fitness and never missed a day of work for illness until he was diagnosed with cancer. Bill will be remembered for his enthusiasm, energy, sense of humor, dedication to work and community, and love of his family. He will be greatly missed.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
11:00 A.M.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
404 NORTH ALAMO

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205 or to Boy Scout Troop 285 in care of Coker United Methodist Church, 231 E. North Loop Rd, in San Antonio, TX 78216 or to the charity of your choice. Bill will be laid to rest in Lockhart, TX in a private family ceremony.