Thomas A. Lindauer, 77, Vietnam vet, Gilbert Assoc. analystAssociates, former EC Lions president

By on April 10, 2019

Thomas A. Lindauer, 77, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 31, 2019 at Covenant Healthcare Harrison in Saginaw, Mich.

The son the late James and Cecelia (Kowalczyk) Lindauer, he was born on May 5, 1941 in Bay City, Mich.

Tom served with the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He married the former Janice M. Bristol, and together they settled in Pennsylvania and raised their family. Tom went on to a long career as an architectural engineer analyst with Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Reading. He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ephrata, and was an active member and past-president of the East Cocalico Lions Club.

Tom’s wife Janice passed away in 2007. He is survived by their two children: Kevin (Debra) Lindauer of Cary, Ill.; and Kendra Lindauer of Exeter; two grandchildren: Brady Lindauer and Jillian Lindauer; a sister: Mary Ann Pietryga of Bay City, Mich.; a brother-in-law: Howard Kneeshaw of Alpena, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

Tom was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters: James, Orpha, Betty, June and Patricia.

Services were held April 2 at Trahan Funeral Chapel, Bay City, Mich., with Fr. Thomas Kowalczyk presiding, followed by military honors conducted by the Bay County Veterans Council. The committal service was held April 5 in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the American Cancer Society, at

Interment arrangements by Good Sipler Funeral & Cremation Centre, Inc., Reamstown. Condolences may be shared at

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