Kevin Matthew Bauer, 34, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware passed away at 4:20 a.m. on March 20, 2017. Arguably the most unique, quirky, sassy, and entertaining man you could ever meet, Kevin was born in Villa Nueva, Guatemala on February 12, 1983 and adopted by Sharon and Edward Bauer when he was nine weeks old. Kevin soon became an older brother when Bryan was born. For the next 34 years Kevin sang, danced, entertained, and reminded you to never take life too seriously.
After graduating from Overlea High School in his hometown of Baltimore in 2001, Kevin went on to graduate from Salisbury University in 2006 with a degree in Communication Arts. While studying at Salisbury, Kevin discovered the most effective way to express his love for singing, dancing, and entertaining; he created his drag persona Isabella Frost. Since 2005, Kevin (and Isabella) have been performing at various venues, sharing a talent that captured the hearts of everyone who saw him perform.
Kevin made his home in Rehoboth Beach in 2008 and so did Isabella. Both Kevin and Isabella Frost became synonymous with Rehoboth due to the fun and excitement they each brought to everyone who visited and lived in the close-knit resort town. Although she performed at various venues along the East Coast and won several pageants, Isabella Frost found her career as a member of The Bird Cage Bad Girls at The Purple Parrot and Kevin found his at Bad Hair Day? Salon in Rehoboth where he became an integral part of daily operations and famous for his amazing head massages and crazy socks.
Kevin leaves behind his beloved parents, brother, extended family, fans, friends, and his dearest Sugarbakers, who will always remember Kevin as the life of the party and a master of the dance floor.
A memorial service was held on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Evans Funeral Chapel at 8800 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234. Immediately following the service, a reception was held at Bowman’s Restaurant located at 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville. Interment was at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens located at 20 East Padonia Rd, Timonium, MD 21093. A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held in Rehoboth, details to be announced at a later date.
Jean M. Thomas
Jean M. Thomas, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Newark, DE.
Jean was a native of Newark, born on November 24, 1946. She was a 1964 graduate of Corpus Christi High School in Elsmere. After graduation, Jean worked at Holligsworth Supply Company in Newark, Budd Company/Polychem Division in Newark, Curtis Papermill in Newark, Mactac Morgan Adhesives in East Brunswick, NJ and Alling & Cory Paper Company in Philadelphia.
At the age of 35, Jean decided to pursue a college education and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Delaware in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She worked briefly at Cecil Community College in Elkton, MD as an administrative assistant in the Division of Continuing Education. She spent the following 17 years as Training Coordinator for Allen Bradley, a Division of Rockwell Automation in Delaware and Norristown, PA.
Jean volunteered with the National Literacy Project for two years, tutoring non-reading adults. Jean also provided her assistance volunteering at various events with CAMP Rehoboth, including the annual Labor Day weekend event, Sundance, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.
She enjoyed art, reading, and travel. One of Jean’s favorite trips was to the American Southwest. More than anything else, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Olan and Lorraine Thomas, and her sister-in-law, G. Jeanette Thomas. She is survived by her brother, Robert Thomas, Sr.; sister, Mary Lou McDowell; brother-in-law, Robert McDowell; nephew, Robert Thomas, Jr.; and nieces, Kathryn and Sarah McDowell.
A gathering for family and friends was held from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, April 4, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A committal service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, April 5, 2017 in the chapel of the All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Jean’s memory to her favorite charity, Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.