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Paul Bauhof

Paul Carey Bauhof

Sunday, December 9th, 1956 - Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Paul Carey Bauhof. Age 62. May 10, 2019.
Paul was born December 9, 1956 to Richard Bauhof and the late Joyce Alef. Loving father of Eric Bauhof and Max Bauhof. Loving brother of Mark S. (Joyce Ann) Bauhof, Anne (Gerard) Fancovic and Lisa Pollard (Jeff Bollenberg). Also survived by Kathy Grady, Scotty Shoebridge, and many other family and friends.
Longtime and legendary Detroit blues and jazz guitarist Paul Carey Bauhof passed away peacefully on May 10 at his home on Detroit’s east side. Known professionally as Paul Carey, he co-founded the Sun Messengers in 1980, along with fellow musicians RJ Spangler and Rick Steiger. He stayed with the band for 15 years. During that time Carey gained distinction as a celebrated blues guitar player. He was often called on to back Detroit-based R&B great Sir Mack Rice, as well as renowned national blues artists including Johnny Adams, Earl King, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Floyd and Pinetop Perkins.
Paul also toured internationally with Detroit blues icons Thornetta Davis, Alberta Adams, Joe Weaver, Johnnie Bassett, Eddie Kirkland and once played Farm-Aid, jamming with Willie Nelson.
Known first as an accomplished blues and jazz guitarist, Paul was also a local bandleader. He led a trio that featured him, his son Max Bauhof on drums and alternating organ players Mark LoDuca and Shawn McDonald. They could often be found backing vocalist Benny Reeves.
Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 3-8 pm at Chas. Verheyden Inc., 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Mass Thursday, May 16, 2019, in-state at 11:30 am until time of service, 12 pm at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 20700 Civic Center Dr Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076, diabetes.org.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    Address
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
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    In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 20700 Civic Center Dr Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076, diabetes.org.
  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church
    Address
    157 Lakeshore Rd.
    Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236
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    In State 11:30 am
    Officiant
    Fr. Thomas Slowinski

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Posted at 08:36am
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Fred Reif

Posted at 02:52pm
I have some great moments I spent with Paul. I used to book Sir Mack Rice and he always made sure Paul was along as his Musical Director, including Hong Kong.
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Ron Alpern

Posted at 09:05am
I want to extend my sympathies to family, friends, and band mates who are trying to cope with the fact that Paul has left us way too soon.

He represented the very best of his generation. He was smart enough to look back west past Alter Rd and invest the time to learn from that very special generation of Detroit musical elders. He always did so with respect and, as a consequence, he never stopped growing as a creative artist.

I had the good fortune to watch him mature over four decades & I was amazed each time I saw him perform. We were blessed by his warmth, spirit, and talent. May his example continue to inspire us all to advance and honor the Motor City musical legacy he cherished.
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TS

Posted at 08:51am
DEAR BAUHOF FAMILY, TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING PAUL HAS THE HOPE OF LIVING AGAIN IN A PARADISE ON EARTH WHEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE CRIME, SICKNESS OR DEATH-ONLY PEACE, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PERFECT HEALTH! JEHOVAH "THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT" PROMISE US THIS. JOHN 5:28-29, PSALM 37:9-11, 2 COR 1:3-4
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Miranda and Chuck

Posted at 09:52pm
With heartfelt condolences, sending our love.
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