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Bernadine Gaydos


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Bernadine Anne McGovern Gaydos
Bernadine Anne McGovern Gaydos, 77, of Riegelsville, PA, died on Monday, March 10, 2014. Bernadine was born in Fountain Hill, PA on January 24, 1937. Bernie was an accomplished student at Penn State University, where she studied to become a microbiologist, and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. It was at Penn State that she met and enjoyed long walks in the rain with her future husband, Dr. Thomas L. Gaydos MD. Bernie enjoyed riding, skiing, Thursday Hikes, organic gardening, paddle tennis, and time with family. Bernie was known to be selfless, fearless, trusting, and loving. She will be missed by all. Survivors: Bernadine was predeceased by her father, Robert Matthew McGovern Sr., former mayor of Fountain Hill, and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Lesher McGovern. She is survived, in addition to her husband, by her son, Thomas A. Gaydos and his wife, Dawn Riedel Gaydos; her daughter, Susan Gaydos Barnes and her husband, Dan Barnes; her brother, Robert M. McGovern, Jr. and his wife, Brenda; and four grandchildren. Services: Private. Arrangements by Downing Funeral Home, Inc., Bethlehem.


Published in Morning Call on Mar. 12, 2014
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