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Mary Gena St. Clair
Mary Gena St. Clair, 94, died peacefully Friday, September 24, 2010, in Kirkland Village. Born July 19, 1916, in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Edmund W. and Nettie (Davis) Young. A graduate of Liberty High School and Moravian College, Mary Gena was employed in the Main Office of the Bethlehem Steel Co. until her marriage to George St. Clair on December 6, 1941. In 1948, they moved to Newton, Mass. until her husbands retirement in 1977, at which time they returned to Bethlehem. Her husband died in 1995. She was a former choir member and soprano soloist of the Presbyterian Church of Newton, a former member of both the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. Mary Gena was currently a member of Hi Neighbors at the church, and Presbyterian Women. She was a guarantor of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Mary Gena loved family get-togethers at home and at their summer home near Augusta, Maine, where she made good use of the abundant blueberries in various ways. She loved to cook, bake, play bridge, and was a loving homemaker. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors: Sons, George W. St. Clair, Jr. of Portland, ME, Brent E. St. Clair, and his wife, Jean, of Fayette, ME; a daughter, Helen St. Clair Schwartz, and her husband, The Reverend Martin L. Schwartz, of St. Paul Park, MN; grandchildren, Lucas St. Clair, Hannah Quimby, The Reverend Timothy Schwartz, Brian Schwartz, Gena Boehm, Ross St. Clair, and Elizabeth St. Clair; and eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Edmund W. Young, Jr., and his wife Ruthie, and a sister, Helen Duryea, all of Bethlehem; as well as many nieces and nephews. Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2010, in the First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center Street, Bethlehem. Arrangements, Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Music Fund of First Presbyterian Church.
Published in Morning Call on Sept. 27, 2010
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