Gloria J. Deegan
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Gloria J. Deegan, 83, of Lehigh Township died February 26, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Gloria was the wife of Joseph Deegan for 56 years until his passing on July 30, 2012. Born December 21, 1929 in Pennsville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Roberts) Werner Shepard. Gloria worked as a Registered Nurse all of her life. She was a 1947 graduate of Northampton High School and a 1951 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing. Gloria began her nursing career at the Allentown State Hospital then Haff Hospital where she was in charge of the Alcohol and Drug Detox Unit and she retired in 1991 from Muhlenberg Hospital Center as the director of the Ambulatory Surgical Unit. Gloria was a life member of the AHSN Alumni Association. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton and a Den Mother for Pack # 99. Survivors: Son, Thomas J., of Northampton; daughter, Gloria A., wife of Terry Reenock, of Whitehall; three grandchildren, Corey Deegan, Brayden Reenock, Kelly Reenock; two step grandchildren, Courtney Bell and Barry Knoblach; sister, Maryann, wife of Ronald Frommer, of Lehigh Township; brothers, Thomas Werner, and his wife Suzanne, of Coplay, Dale Werner, and his wife Margie, of Lehigh Township; sister- in - laws, Carol Werner, of Lehigh Township and Kathy Werner, of Fla.; many nieces and nephews. Gloria was predeceased by her sister, Marion Ogrodoski, and brothers, Glenn Werner Sr., and Walter Werner Jr. Services: Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m., in the Reichel Funeral Home 326 E. 21st St. Northampton. Family and friends may call Saturday, 12 to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the AHSN Alumni Association, please make checks payable to: AHSN Alumni Assoc. Adele M. Miller Education Fund and mail c/o Treasurer D. Miraldo 8766 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, Pa. 18051.
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 28, 2013