Bambi L. McCauley, 47

Longtime bartender

March 31, 2007

Bambi Lynn "Bam-Bam" McCauley, a longtime bartender, died of breast cancer March 20 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 47.

Ms. McCauley was born in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of a Navy test pilot. She spent her early years on several military bases before moving to Columbia with her family.

She was a 1977 graduate of Wilde Lake High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1982.

Ms. McCauley worked in computer sales before becoming a bartender.

"She had waitressed during college and loved being around people. She was a much-loved bartender who was known for her outgoing personality and quick wit," said a sister, Dianne M. Carlson of Ellicott City. "She was also called `Bambino' and `Sparky.'"

Ms. McCauley worked for about 15 years at the now-closed Phineas in Rockville, and for the last decade had bartended at That's Amore, an Italian restaurant, in Rockville and Shady Grove.

The former longtime Olney resident enjoyed shopping, gymnastics and listening to music.

Ms. McCauley was a member of Kittamaqundi Community Church in Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Also surviving are her mother, Gerry L. Landrum, and stepfather, Randolph G. Malm of Columbia; three other sisters, Dawn E. McCauley of Columbia, Christa M. Guzzo of Tampa, Fla., and Chantel C. Smith of Leesburg, Va.; maternal grandparents Joseph H. and Evelyn A. Bowdle of Belle Center, Ohio; her former stepfather Dallas D. Landrum of Stockton, Calif.; three stepbrothers, Stephen M. Landrum of Gaithersburg, David C. Landrum of Farmville, Va., and Michael A. Landrum of New Zealand; and three stepsisters, Margaret L. Schraff of Charlotte, N.C., E. Rebecca Allen of Apex, N.C., and Rachel L. Crumble of Chattanooga, Tenn.

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