Michael J. Conelias, battled multiple sclerosis
Michael “Mikey C.” J. Conelias, 50, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 1, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Trent and Joanne (Groller) Conelias of Bethlehem.
He attended Freedom HS where he played basketball and baseball. He attended the University of Delaware where he was a pitcher for the baseball team and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
He worked in customer service for Pentamation educational software company for more than 12 years. He was a musician and taught guitar lessons. He was in a band, “Boogie Stew,” and was part of “John B. and Mikey C.,” winners of a WZZO’s “Battle of the Bands” contest.
He battled with multiple sclerosis and bi-polar disorder for over 20 years. A fundraiser for the National MS Society, he hosted four “Rock 4 MS” benefits and received recognition as one of their highest fundraiser doners.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Bethlehem, where he sang in the choir. He was a member and past president of the Order of AHEPA, Home Chapter #65; he played Santa Claus and DJ’d at the annual Christmas party.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Dr. Trent P. and his wife Lori of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three nephews, Connor, Cade and Cole; a niece, Cynthia; an uncle, Joseph (Kris) Groller; two aunts, Bonnie Affa and Fannie Hutchinson; and cousins, Marianne, Billy, Paula, Peter, Thomas, Dean, Coriann, Samantha and Alexandra and their families; the Rank, Nagle and Tokarczyk families and Germaine Brown.
Contributions may be made to the National MS Society or NAMI Lehigh Valley, c/o the funeral home, 458 Center St., Bethlehem, Pa.
Arrangements were made by John F. Herron Funeral Home., Bethlehem, 18018.