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Gerald S. Hagaman
Gerald S. Hagaman, 90, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013, in the Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown. He was born January 16, 1923 in Highland Park, MI, a son to the late Chester A. and Blanche (Hager) Hagaman. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna E. Whitt Hagaman in 1997. He received Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy after serving his country during the Pacific Ocean Theatre of WWII where he was in the bomb and mine disposal unit. Gerald was very proud of his education, earning a Masters Degree from Purdue University in Matallurgic Engineering. He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation as the Chief Matalurgist. He was a Charter member of the Church of the Manger in Bethlehem where he was a Deacon and Elder, sang in the choir and taught adult Sunday school. He also volunteered at the church and in the pharmacy at St. Lukes Hospital, Fountain Hill. He also was fortunate to have worked for Henry Ford in 1941 as a test driver for the Model T. Survivors: Daughter, Jacqueline H. Gow of Mt. Pocono, PA; son, James A. Hagaman and wife Linette of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Allison Hagaman of Charlotte, NC and Brian and Derek Hagaman of Marietta, GA, Kristi Hahn and husband John of Avon Park, FL and James Gow and wife Sara or Brookville, PA; four great-grandchildren, Grace, Noah, Eliana and Emelia. Predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Cooper; and brothers, William and Richard. Services: Viewing, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Church, 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem followed by a service at 11 a.m. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phoebe Nursing Home, 1925 W. Turner Street, Allentown, PA.


Published in Morning Call on Nov. 19, 2013
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