Tomas J. Bamberger, 77, of Coopersburg, died Monday, April 29, 2019 in his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Rose) Bamberger. He was born in Lancaster on July 2, 1941 to the late Grant W. Bamberger, MD, and Jo Marie (Rider) Bamberger. Tom served our country faithfully in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps for 21 years, retiring as a Colonel. Tom graduated from Twin Valley High School, Dickinson College with a BA, Boston University with an MAIA, the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and the University of Michigan’s School of Bank Management. He was a commercial lending & management banker at Nazareth National Bank, First Valley Bank/Summit Bank, First National Bank of Allentown and Girard Bank, and retired after 36 years as an Executive Vice President & Senior Loan Officer. He was an active member of St. John’s UCC, Coopersburg. Dedicated to helping others, Tom volunteered in many organizations, including: Boy Scouts of America (Minsi Trails Council), Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner Chair; KidsPeace, Executive Committee, Finance & Facility Committee Chair; Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Treasurer/VP Finance, Finance Committee, Chair & Executive Committee.
In addition to his wife of 54 years; children: Michael G. (Machelle A.) of Tangent, Ore., Marc A. (Christine S.) of Coopersburg, Matthew T. (L. Lenore) of Quakertown, Maria E. (David F.) Emanuel of Stratham, N.H.; brothers: David R. (Penny Cohen) of Apex, N.C., Rev. James R. (Nancy) of Bellefonte; sister-in-law: Joan Bamberger of Titusville, Fla.; former sister-in-law: Karen Bamberger of Lititz; grandchildren: Samantha R., Noah T. Bamberger, Cole D., Graham T., Elly E. Emanuel. He was predeceased by a brother: Grant W. Jr.
Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. John’s UCC, 538 E. Thomas St., Coopersburg. The calling hour will be followed by the service at 11 a.m. The interment will be held privately at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church (zip code 18036).