Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

William J. Connell Jr., senior expeditor in purchasing

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

William J. Connell Jr., 85, of Fountain Hill, died Nov. 11, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Sr. and Nora (Flynn) Connell. He was the husband of Mary J. (Silvoy) Connell for 59 years.

He was a 1952 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS. He attended Lehigh University where he studied business marketing until he was recruited.

He was in United States Army Security Agency and was in Okinowa, Japan, from 1957-1959.

He was a senior expeditor in the purchasing department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation until he retired in 1992. He was, for one year after that, a consultant there.

He was a member of St.Ursula Catholic Church.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council #313, and was a Past Grand Knight.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William J. Connell III of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; two daughters, Kathleen Willner and her husband Peter of Bethlehem and Sharon Hoole of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts; and six grandchildren, Jessica Connell, Kate Willner, Adam Hoole, Anne Willner, Brad Hoole and Meredith Hoole.

Contributions may be made to St. Ursula’s Catholic Church, 1300 Broadway, Fountain Hill, Pa. 18015.

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