Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Jean M. Green, licensed practical nurse

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Jean M. Green, 91, of Allentown, died November 12, 2019, in Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late William R. and Olive (Scholl) Nauman. She was the wife of Donald P. Green for 72 years.

She was a licensed practical nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital for ten years before she retired. She volunteered at St. Luke’s for an additional twenty years after her retirement.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church.

She sang with several church choirs in the Lehigh Valley.

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Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

William Hugh Deegan, BASD bus driver

William Hugh Deegan, 85, of Bethlehem, died November 21, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis and Lucy Deegan. He was the husband of Rhoda (Bender) Deegan for 67 years.

He was in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 39 years. He then was a Bethlehem Area School District bus driver for ten years before he retired.

He was a parishioner of Holy Infancy R. C. Church.

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Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

David Cruz, factory worker

David Cruz, 56, of Bethlehem, died November 17, 2019, in Doylestown Hospital after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Jose and Angela (Soto) Cruz. He was the husband of Vernitha Wright for 30 years.

He was a factory worker for most of his life until becoming disabled.

Although not belonging to a particular church he was a Christian.

Mary Ellen Mack, librarian

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Ellen Mack, 83, of Buttzville, New Jersey, died November 12, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living. Born in Manhattan, New York, she was a daughter of the late John and Delia (Haddigan) Clarke. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Mack for 27 years.

She was a librarian for over 20 years for the Warren County Library in New Jersey. She was a bookkeeper for Monteath Moulding, and also worked with the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

She was involved with her parish, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Hellertown.

Raymond T. Young Jr., worked at Bethlehem Steel

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Raymond T. Young Jr., 67, died Nov. 8, 2019, at home. He was born in Bethlehem. He was the husband of Linda R. Young for 45 years.

He was a graduate of Moravian College.

He worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp., Modern Concrete and Home Star prior to his retirement.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Emily Aragona-Young and her wife Jeralyn Aragona-Young of Blakesle,e and Ellen Young of Bethlehem; and two grandchildren, twins Mya and Leo.

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.

Mary Ellen Mack, librarian

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Ellen Mack, 83, of Buttzville, New Jersey, died November 12, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living. Born in Manhattan, New York, she was a daughter of the late John and Delia (Haddigan) Clarke. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Mack for 27 years.

She was a librarian for over 20 years for the Warren County Library in New Jersey. She was a bookkeeper for Monteath Moulding, and also worked with the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

She was involved with her parish, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Hellertown.

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Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Dr. John J. Ryan Jr., Assumption BVM member

Dr. John J. Ryan Jr., 82, of Bethlehem, died November 14, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late John J. Sr. and Iona (Waschko) Ryan. He was the husband of Faith Ann (McEnrue) Ryan for 40 years.

He graduated and earned a bachelor of science degree from Mt. St. Mary’s College and a master’s degree from Lehigh University. He graduated as a medical doctor of Pulmonary Medicine from Hahnemann University Hospital.

Georgine M. (Achey) Williams, apartment building co-superintendent

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Georgine M. (Achey) Williams, 99, of Bethlehem, died Nov.6 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice, Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Bessie (Evans) Achey. She was the wife of the late George C. Williams.

She and her husband were the building superintendents at Parkhurst Apartments for over 30 years.

She was a member of Edgeboro Moravian Church, Bethlehem.