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Daniel C. Scanlan, Conrail retiree Daniel C. Scanlan, Conrail retiree

Daniel C. Scanlan, Conrail retiree

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Daniel C. Scanlan, 84, of Bethlehem, died April 4, 2017. Born in St. Clair, he was a son of the late Robert D. and Helen (Mitchell) Scanlan. He was the husband of the late Justine “Jessie” M. (Uhrin) Scanlan.

He was a St. Clair HS graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was stationed in Germany, where he was a member of the Ordnance Battalion and tasked with rebuilding tank engines.

He was a freight conductor on the Reading Railroad, and had retired from Conrail after 35 years.

He was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.

He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, the American Legion Post 379 and of the United Transportation Union.

He is survived by a daughter, Patricia “Patty” Murphy of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Mark D. of Morrisville, N.C.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Wellner of Saucon Valley; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Daniel Andrew Scanlan; and a brother, Robert Scanlan.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice House, c/o development office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, Pa 18015.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.