Harry L. Shannon, Jr.
Harry L. Skinny Shannon, Jr., 82, formerly of Bethlehem, died on October 14, 2013 at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Florence L. (Ruhe) Shannon. Harry was the husband of Myrtle M. (Shanholtzer) Shannon, who passed away July 21, 2013. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army
for 20 years until retiring. Harry was a veteran in the Vietnam War
. He also was employed for the City of Bethlehem for 20 years. Survivors:
Daughters, Nancy DeFrain and husband, James, Gail Necessary and husband, John, Pamela Pursel; sons, Donald and Shawn Shannon; brothers, Raymond, Edwin, Russell, Frederick, and James; sisters, Florence Danner, Ruth Keifer, and Mae Wachter; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Harry was predeceased by a son, Kenneth; brothers, George, Jacob, and Robert; sisters, Catherine Pina and June Schortz. Services:
Friday, October 18, at 1 p.m., in Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. A viewing will be held Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the funeral home. Interment to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions:
Donations can be made to the
, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.