Bethlehem Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Jeannette G. Williamson, office worker

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Jeannette G. Williamson, 90, of Lower Saucon Township, died October 23, 2019, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Harold B. and Edith J. Garland (nee Allam). She was the wife of Rae R. Williamson for 69 years.

She was a 1947 graduate of Liberty High School and attended Temple University, from which she received an honorary certificate.

She worked in the industrial relations, medical records and claims departments of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. She was an insurance agent for the Garland Insurance Agency, where she earned a LUTC Fellow designation, until she retired.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem. She formerly taught Sunday school and was a youth counselor at the Hamburg United Methodist Church.

She was a RADPRIN volunteer reader. She was a member of the Women’s Club and the Tuesday Club of Bethlehem. She chaired women’s activities for the Bethlehem Steel Management Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Eleanore A. Weiss of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, Harold B. Garland Jr. of Bethlehem; two daughters, Ann Cohen (Leon) of Nashua, New Hampshire and Karen Williamson of Whitehall; a granddaughter, Corinne Peck (Ron); a great-grandson,Gavin; six step grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Marcell (Steve), Matthew (Donna), Autumn, Emily, Chloe and Max; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by a stepsister, Cynthia (Garland) Fehnel of Verona, New Jersey.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109; or to First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center St, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.