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John A. Semanick, 86, of Bethlehem died on Friday, July 3, 2009, at St. Lukes Hospital. He was born in Bethlehem, the son of the late John J. and Anna (Ezar) Semanick. John is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Veronica E. Semanick of Bethlehem. He proudly served his country in the Army as a medical technician in England and France during World War II. John graduated in 1949 from Moravian College with degrees in Business Administration and Economics. John worked as a purchasing agent for 10 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and later retired as a purchasing agent from Air Products and Chemical Inc., Trexlertown; where he worked from 1961-1983. He was an active member of SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, the Seniors Group and earlier served as the CYO baseball coach. John also enjoyed his time as coach and president of Lehigh Little League as well as coaching in the Babe Ruth League. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan and enjoyed photography and cameras in his free time. Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his family; wife, Veronica; sons, Gregg J. Semanick of Hillsborough, N.J.; John J. Semanick of Durham, N.C. and Ronald Semanick and his wife Nancy of Palmer Twp.; six grandchildren, Mark, Kevin, John Jr., Robert, Andrew W., and Matthew O.; several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Donchez and Anna Krenicky, as well as his brother, Joseph Semanick. Services: The family will receive friends on Wednesday July 8, 2009 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 10 a.m. in SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 W. Broad St., Bethlehem PA 18018. Entombment will be held at Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden St., Bethlehem PA 18017. Online condolences may be made at www.connellfuneral.com Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church 730 W. Broad St., Bethlehem PA 18018 and/or the charity of ones choice.
Published in Morning Call on July 5, 2009