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Harry J. Ardoline, in Bethlehem city government

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Harry J. Ardoline, 85, of Bethlehem and Longboat Key, Fla., died at home on June 28, 2018. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Philomena “Mamie” Petroziello Ardoline and Harry Ardoline. He was the husband of Ann “Nancy” Judge Ardoline for 65 years.

He was a 1950 graduate of Pittston High School.

He was, for 25 years, director of purchasing and production at Rodale Press Inc. He was, prior to that, a treasurer and partner at Lehigh Litho Inc. He began his career in the advertising department of Vanity Fair Corporation.

He was chairman of the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority and was a zoning board member. He was a charter member and a past president of Kiwanis Club, Bethlehem; a member of the Bethlehem Jaycees and the Bethlehem Civil Air Patrol; and an officer and board member of Lehigh Valley Club of Printing House Craftsmen.

He was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church.

He was, since 1961, involved with Full Circle social action program primarily in East Harlem, New York City, and with Fox House residential shelter for homeless women and their children.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann and her husband Greg Kuritz and Kathleen and Robin Charles Metzler, all of Bethlehem; three siblings: Joseph “Shag” and Kate Ardoline, GraceAnn and Joe Colarusso and Lucille DeGraba; grandchildren; nephews; nieces; great-grandchildren; and friends.

He was predeceased by a sister, Florence Kane.

Contributions may be made to Fox House, attn: Sister Florence Speth, 111 E. 117 St., New York, N.Y. 10035.

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