TBDBITL Alumni Club

The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

Darryll Richard Bauchert, Sr.

July 10, 1951 - August 23, 2021

Darryll was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son. He was proceeded in death by his youngest daughter, Christina, his parents, Patti Jean O’Harra and James Richard Bauchert, his uncle, Richard O’Harra, and his grandparents, Sheldon and Margaret O’Harra and Merrill (Pa) and Edith (Grams “The Dragon”) Bauchert.

Darryll is survived by his wife, Martha, and their children, Rick (Laura), Emily (Bill) Snyder, Josh (Jessica) Porter, and Zachary (Tonna) Porter. He was the BEST grandpa, and was always a source of chocolate, pool time, special adventures, and other methods of corruption. He loved his grandchildren dearly and will be very missed by Jake (Hayley), Joshua, Lindsey, Callie, Gena, Lily, and Kadyn. Darryll is also survived by his sister, Cheryl (Donna) and his brother, Lynn.

Darryll proudly served his country as a United States Marine from 1970-1974. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Administration from Ohio State in 1976 and Master of Business Administration from the University of Toledo in 1982. He relocated to Southwest Florida in 1982, initially working in Human Resource Management, but later earning his Certified Financial Planner designation and building a financial advisory practice. He enjoyed working with his clients, many of whom he counted also as friends. His practice later expanded to include family mediations and he became a fervent advocate for peaceful and fair resolutions to family law cases.

One of the great passions of Darryll’s life was music, which defined and shaped his life. He played trumpet and flugelhorn and became a marching band fanatic during his days at Brookhaven High School (class of 1969). He was a musician in the United States Marine Corps and was a proud member of THE Ohio State University Marching Band (TBDBITL). Darryll enjoyed playing in local SW Florida bands and enjoyed traveling across the country the last several years as a member of Band of America’s Few.

We invite you to join in us in celebrating Darryll’s life with our family. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, at Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 10:30 AM at Church of The Resurrection of Lord, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida, with Monsignor Stephen McNamara presiding. Darryll will be interred during a private family ceremony at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, we request that you please remember Darryll with a donation to the Family Resource Center of Southwest Florida, PO Box 07248, Fort Myers, Florida 33919, http://leecountyparenttime.org

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.kiserfh.com for the BAUCHERT family.

Darryll was a member of the marching band in 1974, 1975, and 1977. He played Efer in A-Row and X-Row.