Obituary: William "B.J." Baer Dies at 24

A beloved son and brother, a mechanical engineer and a 2010 graduate of the University of Connecticut.


William J. Baer Jr., “B.J.”, age 24, of Beacon Falls, a mechanical engineer at GKN Aerospace of Cromwell, died suddenly on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Waterbury Hospital.

Born in Bridgeport on August 30, 1987, he was the beloved son of William J. Baer, Sr. and Lynn Ann Neto Baer. B.J. was a member of the Class of 2005 at Woodland Regional High School of Beacon Falls, a 2010 graduate of UCONN where he earned a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was currently working towards a Masters in Engineering.

He was an avid Yankee, Giants and UCONN basketball and football fan. B.J. was a member of the Jonathan L. Smith Racing Crew and proudly earned his second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do karate.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his brother and sister, Jordan and Stephanie Baer all of Beacon Falls, his maternal grandmother, Doris O’Bidinski Neto of Trumbull, his paternal grandfather, George Baer of Milford, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, John G. Neto, Jr. and his paternal grandmother, Joan Mason Baer.

Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Michael Church, 25 Maple Ave., Beacon Falls on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the family plot at Long Hill Burial Grounds, Trumbull. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at The , 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the William J. Baer Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, 127 South Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403.

This obituary was provided by in Trumbull. Visit the funeral home's website here.

Suzanne Spinelli May 02, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I hate to see obits like this, a young man, only 24 years old. I feel so bad for his family. I don't know them but I want to offer my condolences and peace.


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