Cyril G. Baucke, Jr. 1928-2014 

Cyril G. Baucke, Jr. of Grover Beach, California, died on June 2, 2014.

He was born and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Kansas State

University earning degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration.

After WWII he enlisted into the Navy where he spent time in China, Japan, and

many other South Pacific Ports. After his Navy tour of duty he met his future wife,

Martha Lash. After 51 years of marriage he lost her to a rare lung disease.


His interests have varied over the years. He was an amateur radio operator. He spent many hours flying

and building model airplanes. He was a Boy Scout leader camping and hiking the Sierras. He loved golfing,

dancing and listening to jazz and Big Band music.


 He was an avid gardener, growing geraniums was his passion.

      "" is honored to feature images  from Cy's collection of Pelargonium.

Species list with image of each species                                             All images in the Collection

He resided as president of the International Geranium Society for several years. He also was the President

of the Widowed Persons Association of California (WPAC). He also was a member of the Camino Investment

Club, the Five Cities Retired Active Men's Club. He attended the Saint John's Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande.

Over the last ten years he has had a fabulous woman, Elvira Gomes of Arroyo Grande at his side. They traveled

together and attended many social events together and were inseparable.

Cyril is survived by his four children, Cynthia Davis of San Jose, John M. Baucke of Santa Barbara, Howard Baucke

of Trabuco Canyon, Neil Baucke of Temecula and his five grandchildren, Stephanie, Jenna, Danielle, Ian, and


Cyril was preceded in death by his wife Martha Baucke, his brother Thomas Baucke and his parents.

2014, Central Coast Geranium Society (CCGS )