Dean O. Bauder, 88, of Emmaus, died Dec. 20, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Katharina (Sellmaier) Bauder. They celebrated 66 years of marriage on Nov. 12. Born in Hellertown, he was the son of the late Walter and Minnie (Romig) Bauder.
He was a member of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus and was a former member of the Emmaus Lions Club.
He was a self-employed carpenter for most of his life until retiring. He was also the owner and operator of the former Deano’s Drive-In in Emmaus.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Thomas D. Bachman, 65, of Macungie, died Dec. 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Debra L. (Sherman) Bachman to whom he was married 41 years Oct. 15. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Pauline H. (Wotring) Sell.
He was employed by a contracted cleaning service for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Trexlertown, retiring last year. Prior to that, he was employed at Owens & Minor in Fogelsville and the former Greif Co./Phoenix Clothes, Allentown.
The Pennsylvania Department of General Services is seeking bids for the demolition of the Allentown State Hospital Campus.
The demolition would reduce the $2.2 million annual carrying costs spent by the Department of Human Services to secure and maintain the property in its current state.
The demolition would cover all buildings on the Allentown State Hospital Campus and return the property to green space.
The project scope also includes a provision for historic items to be removed from the property before demolition.
Joseph W. Tysinger, 89, of Macungie, died Dec. 20, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Elsbeth (Kreft) Tysinger. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last February. Born in Astoria, N.Y., he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Dora (Bushey) Tysinger.
He was employed as a power plant manager and chief engineer for the Stroh Brewery Company for many years, retiring in 1994.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Josephine E. “Betty” (Reeser) Schwartz, 97, of North Whitehall Township, died Dec. 17, 2018, in the home of her granddaughter, Lenore “Lynn” Tretter and her husband David. She was the wife of the late Kenneth P. Schwartz. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Matilda A.E. (Riedy) Reeser.
She was a seamstress for the former Schneider Manufacturing for 22 years, retiring in 1984.
Jeanette H. (Fink) Roth, 87, formerly of Macungie, died Dec. 24, 2018, in Kutztown Manor Nursing Home, Kutztown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Harvey E. and Helen J. (Wachter) Fink.
She was a graduate of Allen High School, Allentown.
She worked as a machine operator for many years at Allentown Paper Box Factory, Allentown.
Clinton J. Hauser, 80, of Vera Cruz, died Dec. 22, 2018, after a courageous battle with ALS. He was the husband of Sylvia T. (Stepsics) Hauser and celebrated 53 years of marriage this year. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Clinton E. and Mary (Toth) Hauser.
He was a self-employed contractor for 50 years.
He served his country in the U.S. Army.
Larry E. Keeney, 79, of Alburtis, died peacefully at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was the husband of Sandra L. (Campbell) Keeney to whom he was married for 56 years in June. Born in Clinton Township, Mich., he was a son of the late Earl and Maude (Solomon) Keeney.
He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for many years, retiring in 1992.
He had a unique sense of humor especially when it came to trivia. He was proud of his native state of Michigan and many answers to his trivia questions were “Michigan.”
He served with the U.S. Army in Korea.
Mark Donald Mackenzie, 56, of Bath, allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:50 p.m. April 12, 2018 and was denied through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System. An investigation by Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, determined Mackenzie allegedly falsified the sale or transfer of firearm form during the transaction.