William Lewis "Bill" Gaumer
1952 - 2021
Finegan Funeral Home Inc
4080 William Penn Highway
Palmer, PA
PALMER TOWNSHIP William Lewis "Bill" Gaumer, 69, of Palmer Twp., Pa., reached the autumn of his life on September 8, 2021. He passed away in his home as were his wishes. Born on August 11, 1952, in Emmaus, Pa., he was the son of the late Lewis and Betty Buchanan Gaumer. Bill was the baker and manager of Strausser Haus of Breads for 17 years. He later was employed at Victaulic where he retired from. He was fortunate to enjoy hunting, fishing, gardening and his special cooking of "Papa G's Good Eats" his whole life, prior to tropping through serious illness. Bill was so very grateful for his neighbors, a family member and lifelong friends whom untiredly helped support him. He always said, "They really take care of me". Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, Peggy Strausser Gaumer, and his daughter, Melissa Margaret Gaumer, of Warwick, RI, who was the joy of his everyday life. He was a wonderful, supportive father from the day she was born until death he parted. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Jeffrey and Gary Strausser; sister-in-law, Melanie Young and her husband, Kyle; mother-in-law, Sandra Strausser; daughter-in-law, Jenna Gaumer; two cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to Lehigh Valley Hospice for the great care given to Bill. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 3 P.M. at St. Paul's Third Lutheran Church, 2561 Newburg Rd., Easton, Pa. 18045. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Bill may be made to the church or to Suburban EMS, 2925 William Penn Highway #101, Easton, Pa. 18045, or you may plant a memorial tree in memory of Bill. Finegan Funeral Home 4080 William Penn Highway Easton, PA 18045 (610) 258-7021
Published by The Express Times from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
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St. Paul's Third Lutheran Church
2561 Newburg Rd., Easton, PA
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Melissa and Jenna Gaumer
September 14, 2021
To the Gaumer family ,sorry to hear about Bill we worked together at Victaulic thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bill will be deeply missed.
leo wismer
September 14, 2021
Friends of the Bachelor Group
September 14, 2021
Amen Bill, The world was a better place with you in it and now heaven will be blessed. Thanks for the joy and all you did for us.
Wayne and Marnie Barefoot
September 13, 2021
Michele and I send our condolences to Peggy and Melissa and family. Bill was an old friend of ours, a friend in the deepest sense of the word. We will miss him, as will all whose lives he touched. Thank you Bill, my friend.
Dan and Michele Pennebacker
September 12, 2021
Peggy and Melissa my thoughts and prayers of strength and healing are with you. Rest in piece and out of pain Bill
Bev brodhead
September 12, 2021
Peggy, so very sorry to hear of your loss of Bill. Many times at the bakery loved working there. May God give you Peace and Comfort to you and your family.
Roger & Mary Ann Knauss
September 12, 2021
Dear Peggy, and family. I was so sorry to hear of Bill´s passing. From high school days, to taking care of him at Sacred Heart a couple of times, and occasionally seeing him at Frank and Cookies, always a smile on his face, and humor in a story or two. May you find comfort, and strength in your memories. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Kathy Gaal Getchell
September 12, 2021
I remember Bill from high school. A real nice guy with a great sense of humor. So sorry for your loss.
Charlie Messick
September 11, 2021
Peggy and Melissa, I would like to offer my condolences for your loss, may you find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Bill was such a great guy, to work with and just to know on a personal level. I enjoyed working with him so much - we had many laughs together. He had a strong work ethic but was always a lot of fun as well and always gave me good advice. I remember after he retired we were out to lunch one day and I was telling him how I wished I could be as good of a gardener as he was because I really wanted to grow tomatoes. A week later two tomato plants were on my back porch when I came home - that sums up so much about him. He will be missed.
Valerie Applegate
September 11, 2021
Many memories of our times together. Friendship that lasted over 50 years. You will always be a part of our history. Love and Sympathy to Peggy and Melissa.
Randy and Donna Doney
September 11, 2021
Dearest Peggy, We are keeping you and Melissa in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. No one could have cared for Bill better than you my sweet friend. May peace and love surround you today and always. With love and deepest condolences, Bill and Georgene
Georgene & Bill Hughes
September 11, 2021
Dear Peggy and Melissa, may you find comfort in God, family and friends in this time of sorrow. RIP my lifelong friend and hunting buddy.
Frank T.
September 11, 2021
My dear friend Bill. You will always be a joy in my heart and memories from years of laughs, hugs and crazy times at Victaulic. I always knew where to come for comic relief my dear friend. May you fly high with the never ending love of family, friends and all you touch in this earthly life. Love you.
Diane Murphy
September 11, 2021
You were a special man and my adopted father wish you well you truly will be missed by all that have known you who had a special way of touching everyone's life
Sherri L Whitman
September 10, 2021
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