Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Thomas D. Shannahan Jr., of Kirkland Village Thomas D. Shannahan Jr., of Kirkland Village

Thomas D. Shannahan Jr., of Kirkland Village

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Thomas D. Shannahan Jr., 87, of Bethlehem, died Sept.1, 2017, at his residence in Kirkland Village. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Thomas D. Sr. and Mary (McKee) Shannahan. He was the husband of Anita C. (Calkins) Shannahan of Kirkland Village for 61 years.

He was a 1953 graduate of Lehigh University.

He was stationed in Panama from 1953-1955 with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked in the transportation department of the Bethlehem Steel Company for 28 years until he retired in 1982.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem where he was a former deacon and trustee.

He volunteered at the Lehigh University alumni office and for the Northampton County Meals on Wheels for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, a son, Thomas D. III and his wife Cheryl; a daughter, Carol Anita; a grandson, Ryan Thomas Shannahan; a sister, Molly and her husband Peter Taylor; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3839 Adler Place- suite #170 Bethlehem, PA 18017; or to Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, 4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.