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Memorial bench dedicated to late Housing Authority resident Commissioner Bayers

George Bayers
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Family, friends, residents and city officials attend June 8, 2022 ceremony

  A memorial bench, where he would sit, was dedicated to resident Commissioner George Bayers at the Malden Housing Authority on June 8th. His family members flew in from Texas and New Hampshire for the momentous occasion. Mayor Gary Christenson, who appointed him to the Malden Housing Authority Board of Commissioners in 2013, said Bayers was kind and a rare gem, while Ward 6 Councillor Stephen Winslow looked up to Bayers as a father figure. The mainly lifelong resident had lived at the Malden Housing Authority since 1997.

Bayer’s son, Robert, flew in from Texas for the memorial bench unveiling.
A plaque on the bench reads that Bayers was a resident commissioner, a very gentle man and community leader.
Memorial Bench
All hands were “off deck” before the bench, where he would sit, was dedicated in George Bayer’s memory.
Great Man
Bayer’s son, Robert, said he always knew his father was a great man; however, he didn’t know how many others thought he was, too, before the ceremony began.
George Bayer’s son, Robert, neighbor Helen Primak and his brother Robert enjoyed sitting on the dedicated bench unveiling on June 8th at the Malden Housing Authority.
Executive Director
Malden Housing Authority Executive Director Steven Finn said Bayers was chivalrous, honorable, witty and caring.
Bayer’s son, Robert, and Mayor Gary Christenson cut the ribbon.
A portrait of Bayers is shown with some baked goods and his favorite candy – for guests to enjoy after the ceremony.

(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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