Stephen Christopher Mohan Sr., 80, of Macungie, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.
He was the beloved husband of Josephine "Jo" (Pace) Mohan. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on June 21, 2012. Born in Newfield, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Lukowit) Mohan. A 1951 graduate of Vineland High School, Vineland, Stephen enlisted in the Navy on Dec. 5, 1951. A Korean War Veteran, he was assigned to the USS Platte while in service off the coast of Korea and in Subic Bay in the Philippines. He received numerous awards for his outstanding service. Stephen worked for Sears Roebuck for 30 years holding various managerial positions. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, Pa. Always active, he has been a member of numerous organizations including the USS Platt Club; Macungie VFW Post No. 9264; Knights of Columbus No. 528, 3rd Degree; Knights of Columbus No. 931, 4th Degree; Lower Macungie Senior Citizens; Lower Lehigh AARP No. 4150; UFCIO Local No. 1776 and past President of the Sears Retiree Club. He enjoyed the outdoors and all the wonders of nature, but what he treasured the most was the time he spent with his family.
Survivors: wife; sons, Stephen C. Mohan Jr. and his girlfriend Rosie Tran of Bethlehem, Pa., Craig M. Mohan and his wife Connie of Lumberton; sisters, Helen Rafter of Vineland, Frances wife of Michael Kaganzev of Vineland, Mary Genna of Florida; grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon and Brooke; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield, Pa. Call 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Stephen's memory to the church, 18069. Arrangements by J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown, Pa., www.jsburkholder.com.