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Donald Edward Byrne, Jr.

Harrisburg - Donald Edward Byrne, Jr., 76, of Harrisburg, died July 10, 2018.

Born in St. Paul, Minn., on January 7, 1942, he was the son of the late Donald and Edna Byrne. Donald graduated from Marquette University with a master's in theology; in 1972, he earned a doctorate in religion from Duke University. From 1971 to 2005, he was professor of religion and American Studies at Lebanon Valley College. He is the author of "No Foot of Land: Folklore of American Methodist Itinerants" (The Scarecrow Press, 1975) and numerous publications of poetry in Quarry, Karamu, Windless Orchard, Cream City Review, West Branch, Negative Capability, and Red Clay Review.

He is survived by sweetheart Pamela Neill; brother Philip; daughters Julie, Clare, Mary and Monica; son Donald; grandson Niko and granddaughter Laxmi; and 11 nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Anne.

Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 3 PM at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 125 S. Spruce St., Annville, Pa., 17003. For full obituary and donation information, please visit
Published in Lebanon Daily News on July 12, 2018
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