Robert J. Lasko Sr.

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Robert J. Lasko Sr., 82, of Bethlehem died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Gracedale Nursing Home.

He was born in Bethlehem, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Tronovic) Lasko.

Bob was the devoted husband of 53 years to the late Geraldine (Bunny) Guzzo Lakso.

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel in the Research Department for more than 30 years and later as the equipment manager for the Moravian College athletic teams.

Bob was a graduate of Bethlehem High School, where he played both basketball and football.

He was a member of the St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Beneficial Club.

Bob loved to golf with his children, grandchildren and friends.

Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Robert J. Jr. and wife, Sharon, Palmer Township; Thomas W., Bethlehem; John D. and wife, Cathy, Mountain Top; and James R. and wife, Carol, Bethlehem; his daughter, Nancy, wife of Cub Strobel, Bethlehem; his 11 grandchildren, Lisa, Daniel, Michael, David, Michelle, Anthony, Joseph, John and Megan Lasko, Jason Strobel and Jennifer Barnes; and great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jocelyn and Luke.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph.

A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. to noon Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moravian College Athletics, c/o Office of Institutional Advancement, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Please include Bob's name in the memo.

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Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 868-8531
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 8, 2014
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