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12/05/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Willard Bauserman

Willard Andrew Bauserman, Jr.
(12 Mar 1940 - 03 Dec 2019)

Hampton High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The sad news has returned to us this Thursday.
Willard Bauserman, Hampton High School Class of 1958, son of NNHS Teacher Mrs. Vivian Llewellyn Bauserman, passed away in Hampton on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at the age of 79.

From the Daily Press - 12/05/19:

                 Willard Bauserman



HAMPTON - Willard A. Bauserman, Jr. passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 after a valiant fight with ALS. He was a devoted Christian, and is now in the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ.

Born March 17, 1940, he was a native of the Peninsula and the son of the late Vivian Llewellyn and Willard A. Bauserman, Sr.

Willard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Kemp Bauserman; his son W. Andrew Bauserman, III (Jill); daughter Leanne Green (James); grandchildren, Courtney Bauserman, Rebecca, Micah, and Ruthie Green; sister, Fran Ennis Bauserman; brother, Jack Bauserman (Miriam); and sister-in-law, Shirley Kemp Barlow.

Willard graduated from Hampton High School in 1958 and The College of William and Mary in 1962 with a BS in physics. Willard worked with his father at Chamberlin Cleaners and Formals for a few years, then at NASA-Langley Research Center where retired as a research physicist in 2000.





Willard was an active member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church in Hampton, where he served as a Deacon and on numerous committees, enjoyed photography, boating, and water skiing, and was formerly a member of Toastmasters and Peninsula Parliamentarians.

His faith and family were of foremost importance to him. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother.

Visitation for Willard will be held at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home at noon on Saturday, December 7th, with a service celebrating Willard's life at 1:00. Interment to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, 2200 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, VA 23666; the Benevolent Fund of The Chesapeake Retirement Community, 955 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, VA 23601, or ALS, 30 W. Gude Dr., Ste. 150, Rockville, MD 20850.

The family greatly appreciates the excellent loving care he received from the nurses and staff at The Chesapeake Retirement Community Healthcare.

Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on December 5, 2019.
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December 04, 2019

Virginia, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

~ Joyce Warden Counts, Glen Allen, Virginia

December 04, 2019

Willard is, not was, a soft spoken gentleman with great intelligence and integrity.
He served his Lord faithfully, and was this pastor's dear friend.
He and Virginia were great partners in rearing godly children, and my family enjoyed their gift of hospitality on numerous occasions.
It can't be too long until I see him in the presence of our Savior!

December 04, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss. Praying for you all!

~ Holly Schiffrin
December 04, 2019  

Willard was always a gentleman and excellent family figure. It is with pride that we graduated together at Hampton High School and worked together at NASA-LaRC. Thank you,Willard

~ Bill Tennis, Hampton, Virginia

December 04, 2019   
Willard and I were good friends in high school and at William and Mary. So sorry to hear of his passing - my prayers and condolences go to his family.

~ Ann Boland, Albuquerque, New Mexico

December 04, 2019     

Gone but not forgotten.

~ Bonnie Favazza, Bremerton, Washington

December 05, 2019   
I  graduated with both Willard and Virginia. The were such a special couple. I never think of one without the other. My sincerest sympathy to Virginia and their family. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with your tremendous loss. God Bless You
Nancy Joyner

December 05, 2019   

I remember Willard well as always being kind and thoughtful. I am sorry his last years were painful and sad. Now that he is with our Lord I pray his family can take comfort.

~ Jean Johnson, Smithfield, Virginia

December 05, 2019     
So sorry!! The kindest, most genuine man I've ever met. Love of love and prayers to the family

Rebekah Dellinger, Union Mills, North Carolina

December 05, 2019    

~ AnnMarie Nettles, Newport News, Virginia

December 05, 2019
Praying for the family. Willard will always be remembered as a friend and a classmate.

~ Richard Wood, Pascagoula, Mississippi

December 05, 2019    

Our condolences to the family. Willard was a good friend in high school.
Marshall and Pat Horton
Pooler, GA

~ Marshall Horton, Pooler, Georgia

December 06, 2019   


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Willard's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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