"> Roger J. Scanlan
Roger J. Scanlan, 71, of Allentown, died March 20, 2005, in his home. He was the husband of the late Mary Frances (Dunlevy) Scanlan. They were married for 47 years on Nov. 16. Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late Roger F. and Elizabeth M. (Deegan) Scanlan. He was a supervisor of freight rates/transportation for Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 34 years before retiring in 1992. He served in the Air Force in Germany during the Korean War as a Russian linguist. Roger was a family man who loved his family and grandchildren. He loved Notre Dame, game shows and crossword puzzles. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, where he was a Eucharistic minister, lector and usher for many years. He was head scoutmaster of Cub Scouts Pack 74 for eight years. He was former president of the Men of the Cathedral, a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus Council 528, Allentown, and a volunteer for Grace Community Foundation Food Bank, Allentown. He was a graduate of Norristown High School and attended Syracuse (N.Y.) University, St. Josephs University, Philadelphia, and Muhlenberg College, Allentown. Survivors: Daughters, Mary E., wife of Dominic A. Motolese of Sewell, N.J., Patricia A., wife of Jon McNamara of Allentown, Kathleen C., wife of Brian J. Stein of Severn, Md.; sons, Brian J. of Allentown, Michael J., husband of Jodi A. of Schnecksville, John J.E. of Sewell; brothers, John F. of Norristown, George B. of Norristown, Bernard M. of Pottstown, William A. of Norristown, Robert E. of Royersford; sisters, Mary Ann M. Romberger of Norristown, Kathleen M. Picozzi of Hatfield; sister-in-law, Constance of Norristown, wife of the predeceased brother, Philip J.; 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Roger F. Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Salisbury Twp. Call 4-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, 1802 W. Turner St., Allentown. Contributions: Grace Community Foundation Food Bank, Leukemia Society and American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer.
Published in the Morning Call from 3/24/2005 - 3/27/2005.