Robert J. Lasko Sr.

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BETHLEHEM — Robert J. Lasko Sr., 82, of Bethlehem, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Gracedale Nursing Home.

He was born in Bethlehem, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Tronovich) Lasko. Bob was the devoted husband of 53 years to the late Geraldine "Bunny" (Guzzo) Lakso.

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He worked for Bethlehem Steel in the research department for more than 30 years and later as the equipment manager for the Moravian College athletic teams.

Bob was a graduate of Bethlehem High School, where he played both basketball and football. He was a member of the St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Beneficial Club. Bob loved to golf with his children, grandchildren and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph.

Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Robert J. Jr. and wife, Sharon, Palmer Township, Thomas W., Bethlehem, John D. and his wife, Cathy, Mountain Top, and James R. and his wife, Carol, Bethlehem; his daughter, Nancy, wife of Cub Strobel, Bethlehem; his 11 grandchildren, Lisa, Daniel, Michael, David, Michelle, Anthony, Joseph, John and Megan Lasko, Jason Strobel and Jennifer Barnes; and great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jocelyn and Luke.

A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday ant 11 a.m. until the time of service Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moravian College Athletics, c/o Office of Institutional Advancement, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Please include Bob's name in the memo.

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Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 868-8531
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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2014
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