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Michael J. Conelias, battled multiple sclerosis Michael J. Conelias, battled multiple sclerosis

Michael J. Conelias, battled multiple sclerosis

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

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.