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John R. Auer, 86, Of Peekskill, Worked For Assumption Church

John R. Auer
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PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - John R. Auer of Peekskill died Dec. 21. He was 86.

Auer was born April 7, 1928, in Karpok, Yugoslavia, to Johann and Rosina Baumann Auer. He came to the United States in 1955. He worked for the Assumption Church in Peekskill for 33 years. He also worked for the German newspaper, "Der Donauschwabe," writing his satirical column "Lirum Larum" for more than 50 years.

Auer is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Christine (Shawn), Loraine, and John (Diana); four grandchildren; sister, Maria Stelzhammer of Schwanenstadt, Austria; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 at the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill.

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