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William H. Baer

September 27, 1928 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 92)

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William H. Baer, 92, of Coopersburg, passed away on Sunday June 6, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the late Frances (Graber) Baer. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Philip and Sarah (Place) Baer. William was a graduate of Liberty High School. He honorably served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marines.


William worked for Berman Trucking as a Diesel Mechanic, the Bethlehem Steel as a receptionist and guard, Fluck’s Hardware, Coopersburg and most recently for the Borough of Coopersburg, until retiring in February 2018. William was a past President and lifetime member of the Coopersburg Fire Company completing his 68th year of service this year, Treasurer of  Coopersburg Ambulance and a member of the Coopersburg Council and Water Authority. He also was a past President and Treasurer of the Southern Lehigh Jaycees. William was a devoted member of Trinity U.C.C., Bethlehem. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing, telling jokes and a nice glass of bourbon. 


Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter in law Jill Baer with whom he resided; sisters Barbara Fleuer of Kunkletown, Phyllis Wierbach of Maryland and Sandra Waldbieser of South Carolina, loving grandsons Philip Baer (Alexandra), Craig Baer (Tammy), Thomas Baer (Kelly) and Jason Baer (Tara); great grandchildren Brynn, Justin, Cassidy, Rylie, Gabriel, Hailey, Mckenzie and Caiden and son Robert William Baer as well as many nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his son Daniel E. Baer and siblings Charles Baer, Elaine Warren, Shirley Detweiler and Pauline Pike. 


Services: Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery, 1851 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017.  William’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at


Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Coopersburg Fire Company, 13 S. Main Sreet, Coopersburg, PA 18036.  



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Graveside Service
June 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethlehem Memorial Park
1851 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA

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