Vilmos “Bill” Bayer, 83, a long-time Idyllwild resident, died Sunday, March 7, 2004.

He was born Feb. 8, 1921 in Hungary where he acquired his baking skills for his famous European-style pastries.

Mr. Bayer and his family immigrated to the United States in 1957.

He moved to Idyllwild in 1977 and opened The Bread Basket Restaurant in 1978 which he owned and operated until 1995.

In 1996, Mr. Bayer relocated to Temecula where he had resided with his wife of 59 years.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend.

Mr. Bayer is survived by his wife, Irene; four children; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were private.