Roger A. Bauman

Roger A. Bauman, M.D., 68, former Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Radiologist-In-Chief, Harvard Medical School faculty member, Winchester civic leader, and champion of persons with autism, died on Nov. 1, 2005 at Massachusetts General Hos-pital after a brief illness.

Dr. Bauman was born in West Bend in 1937. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1955 and attended Lawrence University in Appleton.

After graduating from Northwestern Medical School in 1962, Dr. Bauman joined the United States Public Health Service (PHS).

He did a rotating internship, was the medical officer on an oceanographic ship for three months and did two years of general practice in Alaska at the US Coast Guard Air Station and with the Indians on Annette Island.

In 1965 he began his radiology residency at the Baltimore PHS Hospital that included affiliations with the University of Maryland Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the NIH Clinical Center.

In 1969 he transferred to Boston where he was stationed at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

In 1971 Dr. Bauman joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

In 1974 he left the PHS to become the assistant and later the associate radiologist-in-chief at MGH.

Dr. Bauman was active in the town of Winchester as a town meeting member from 1978 until his death. He served on the school committee for six years (two of those as chairman), the housing partnership board, the finance committee, government rules, the capital planning board and the middle school council.

In addition, he was an active member of the First Congre-gational Church in Winchester, where he was a member of a number of committees, most notably the Jenks Committee, which was concerned with seniorsí housing.

He was a board member of the Friends of LADDERS, an interdisciplinary program designed to provide services in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with autism, pervasive developmental disorder and related disorders.

LADDERS, a joint program of MGH and Spaulding Hospitals, was co-founded in 1981 by Dr. Margaret Bauman, Rogerís wife, who is also the clinicís director.

Rogerís involvement was vital to the clinicís growth and development during the past quarter century.

He also sponsored Weston Cub Scout Pack 222 created for scouts with disabilities.

He was an avid photographer, a competitive sailor, a model train enthusiast, a great card player and a person who loved opera and genealogy.

Most importantly Roger was a loving and caring husband and father.

He leaves his wife, Margaret E. (Lang) Bauman; children, Karen of St. Louis, Mo., Margot of Laurel, Md. and David Bauman of St. Louis, Mo.

In addition, he is survived by three sisters, Barbara of Illinois and Carolyn and Nancy, both of West Bend, and a brother, William of West Bend.

A brother, Thomas, predeceased him.

He was laid to rest on Monday, Nov. 7 in Winchester.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Friends of LADDERS, Roger A. Bauman Memorial Fund, 65 Walnut St., Wellesley, Mass. 02481.