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George Check

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George R. Check, 90, of Bethlehem, died on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital in Fountain Hill. He was the loving husband of the late Frances S. (Wlodarcik) Check. George was a Millwright in the Blast Furnace Division of Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 38 years before retiring in 1983. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Michael and Agnes (Sirocky) Check. He was a member of St. Annes Catholic Church, Bethlehem. George was a Corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a veteran of World War II, serving as a Munitions Handler. He was stationed in England in the 8th Air Force with the 398 Heavy Bomb Group. Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Anthony V. Check, with whom he resided; brother, Richard Check, of Bethlehem; sisters, Sonia Kuritz, of Fountain Hill; and Irene Petraglia, of Bethlehem; and his two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Stephen, John, Andrew, Michael, Frank, Emil and Bartholomew Check. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Annels Catholic Church, 450 Washington Ave., Bethlehem. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, in Bethlehem. Contributions: Memorials may be made to the church. Send online condolences to www.connellfuneral.com
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 9, 2013
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