Virginia Beach- Wesley Jude Dauer left us on May 3, 2018. Wes was born to Frank H. and Dorothy E. Dauer on August 8, 1957 in Falls Church, Virginia. His father was a naval aviator and after Falls Church, Virginia, Wes lived in Jacksonville, Florida; New Iberia, Louisiana; Norfolk, Virginia; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. Wes graduated from Princess Anne High School and attended Old Dominion University. Most of his professional career was spent in the rental car business associated with Norfolk International Airport.
He was a father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin to many. He is survived by his daughter Deanna Dauer, son Jonathan Dauer, and three grandchildren – Destiny, Ernest and Eadon. Other survivors include brothers Daniel M. Dauer (Charnisay), Christopher H. Dauer, Jeffrey R. Dauer (Faye), and sisters Donna L. Sliver (Ronnie), and Laurie A. Sandy. Wes was uncle to Jennifer Torres (Anthony), Matthew Dauer (Chelsea), Joshua Silver (Wendy), Lauren Silver, Roth Silver (Deborah), Sarah Dauer, Samantha Dauer, Frances Sandy and Nicholas Sandy and great uncle to Felix Torres, Alistar Dauer, Gideon Dauer, Liam Silver and Landon Silver.
Wesley Jude was our youngest brother of the seven children of Frank H. and Dorothy E. Dauer. Among our treasured cousins, we acknowledge our father Frank H. Dauer’s only sister, Rose Dauer Meehan (deceased) and her four children – Rory Meehan, Mark Meehan, Diedre Wall and Tom Meehan. We also acknowledge our mother Dorothy E. Dauer’s only sister Ruth Smith (deceased) and her two children David Smith and Lynn Smith (deceased).
All Dauer family gatherings were filled with humor and the creation of great memories. Wes was always there to lead the celebration. Our beloved brother Wes brought our family closer together and leaves a legacy of laughter and love for all his family. We worked as a family to help him through his health crises over the last few years. We were fortunate to spend time with him and enjoy his wonderful sense of humor and intellect. He will forever be with us at future family functions and fondly remembered.