Barry J. Auer, first born of ten siblings to Joe and Helen Auer in April 1942. Barry shared his life with Aunt Sue (as he would like to call her) for 35 wonderful years. Sue was there for Barry every step of the way especially as he fought the cancer that sent him home to the Lord on October 3, 2021. Barry was born in Delhi, as well as his three sisters and two brothers. Judy Isadore (Jim), Steve (Jane), Bob (deceased) Jeanne (living), Mary Jo Reiners (Mike) and Jeanne Bianco (Joe). The Auer Family then moved to the city where Karen (Schaefer) Steve, Tom (Cindi), Chris (Kristen), and Jerry (Jane) Auer were born. Barry was blessed to have quite a few brothers and sisters-in-law on Sue’s side of the family; Joyce Klausing, Janet Schafer (deceased) (Jim, Sr. living), Joseph, Sr. Eilerman (deceased) (Janet living), Barbara Gamble (Steve) both deceased, Mary Jane Mead (Gene) both deceased, and Joan Wright (deceased). Barry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, many cousins and friends.
Barry was called to the Priesthood at an early age and did not look back. He was Ordained in 1968 and had assignments at St. Saviour Church in Rossmoyne and St. Gabriel in Glendale. Barry also taught Biology and Religion at Purcell High School, until circumstances sent him in a different direction in 1973, at which time he was a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Rossmoyne for many years.
Barry found his niche at St. Vincent Ferrer, where he volunteered many hours of service to his congregation as a lay minister. His education in Theology made him very valuable to the parish. His expertise in carpentry also kept him busy with many projects in the Church and Grade School. Barry was a very giving person with his time and talents he will be greatly missed by the community at St. Vincent Ferrer. Barry found joy in all that he did for the Church but lecturing and choir were very dear to his heart.
Barry’s biggest challenge was trying to bring family and friends back to the Church. He did not mince words while trying to achieve this goal, but he was loved and admired, so most of us understood. Barry will be remembered as Christ taught us to be, people of service to one another. There will be heavy hearts going forward, but he would want us to take up where he left off.
Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 all being held at St. Vincent Ferrer and will be livestreamed for those of you who are unable to attend, just go to www.svfchurch.org.
In Lieu of Flowers donations can be made to St. Vincent Ferrer Church at 7754 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236 or Hospice of Cincinnati 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
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