Thomas S. Sauer, M.D., 76, of Hanover Township, died Oct. 17, 2022, at home after a three month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph Michael and Cecelia (Yost) Sauer. He was the husband of Linda Ann (Forchielli) Sauer for 53 years.
He was a graduate of Notre Dame H.S. and was a member of the 1963 undefeated football team. He earned an undergraduate degree at the College of the Holy Cross and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed orthopedic residency at the Albany Medical Center, under orthopedist Crawford Campbell, M.D.
He was in the U.S. Navy, stationed at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, and aboard the USS Shreveport.
In 1978, Dr. Sauer joined Orthopedic Associates of Bethlehem, where he practiced general orthopedics for 34 years. He was the team physician for Moravian College and Bethlehem Catholic HS. He was a surgeon who had a positive impact on many people in the Bethlehem community.
He collected model cars and enjoyed car racing and watching sports.
He was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survivd by a son, Scott, M.D., and his wife Kim (Martin) Sauer; a daughter, Kristen (Sauer) Delaney and her husband Jeff; five grandchildren, Ashley and Brynn Delaney and Jacoby, Logan and Avery Sauer; a brother, Joseph Sauer, and a sister, Joan (Sauer) Wilvert, and their families.