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John A. Surdoval


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John A. Surdoval Obituary
Surdoval, John A.John A. Surdoval, 91, of Linden Road, Macungie, passed away on August 19, 2014, following a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was the husband of Mary Kathryn "Catherine" (Doyle) Surdoval to whom he was married 58 years last June 30. Their wedding took place at St. Rose Roman Catholic Church in Carbondale. Born in Carbondale, April 10, 1923 John was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Jones) Surdoval. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in Carbondale. He attended Penn State University and Williamsport Technical Institute. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. John worked at Mack Trucks International for 24 years as a Senior Manufacturing Analyst and traveled to forty-two countries planning new plants. Prior to that, he was employed at the former Daystrom Instruments in Archbald, and the former Murray Company in Scranton. John was a charter member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Allentown and did volunteer work at St. Thomas More School. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Catherine; children, Joseph J. Surdoval (Debra) and John F. Surdoval both of Allentown, Patricia A. Riola of Schnecksville, Carol C. Surdoval of Macungie, Scott M. Surdoval (Colleen) of Stewartsville, NJ; grandchildren, James, Kelly, Sabrina, and Austin Surdoval and Nicholas and Alexander Riola; and other family and friends. John was predeceased by siblings, Joseph, James and William Surdoval, Elizabeth McCreery and Ellen Kase. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave, Allentown, with the Rev. Msgr. John P. Murphy as Celebrant. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, in the church narthex. Interment will follow the Mass at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 21, 2014
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