Frederick S. Illes, 81, of Macungie, died peacefully Dec. 22, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy (Ryman) Illes. They were married for 56 years. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of Stephen Illes and Rose (Kerekes) Illes.
He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and retired from Captive Plastics after 23 years working as a plant manager and design engineer.
He enjoyed photography, reading world history, was a Civil War enthusiast and was always eager to discuss politics.
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Dennis Lee Glase, 62, of Fogelsville, formerly of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Melinda Sue (Strohecker) Glase for the past 40 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edwin and Ruth (Leibensperger) Glase. He was the loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.
He was a custodian at the East Penn School District for 25 years. He was at the Alburtis School for 18 years and was known as “Mr. Glase.”
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.
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.