James Bausch Sr.


6:00 pm
Friday, April 29, 2022
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
4350 River Oaks Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Mass of Christian Burial:

11:00 am
Saturday, April 30, 2022
St. Andrew Catholic Church
3312 Dryden Road
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Obituary of James Michael Bausch Sr.

James "Jim" Bausch, 92, passed away peacefully in his home April 24, 2022. 

Vigil: 6 p.m. with visitation until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3312 Dryden Road, Fort Worth 76109. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Meals on Wheels.

Jim was born in Berkeley, CA to Harold and Marie Strather Bausch. 

He was a devout Catholic and instilled those values in his children and grandchildren. 

Jim graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.  There he met and married his beloved wife of 58 years, Rose Nardecchia.  Jim and Rose raised two sons, Michael and Robert. 

After a move to Fort Worth in 1951, Jim began his 40 year career as a Systems Engineer with General Dynamics culminating as a Manager of Program Planning for the F-16 aircraft before retiring in 1991. 

Jim was very active in his sons lives often participating "as one of the guys" during a football scrimmage in the front yard or umpiring their youth baseball games.  In retirement Jim enjoyed model railroading and never feared a crossword challenge.  A longtime member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Jim served many years as a Eucharistic Minister and worked passionately with the parishes' Food Pantry. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose; daughter, Dianne Marie; grandson, Mason Garrett; and great granddaughter, Sophia Rose. 

He is survived by his sister, Mary Cambier and husband, William; son, Michael; son, Robert and wife, Monica; grandchildren, Lisa Herrera and husband, Auden; grandchildren, Stephanie, Michael, and Mitchell Bausch; and great grandchildren, Isabella and Lucas. 

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