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Joseph Gonda, 86, of Bethlehem, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. He was born in Dunmore, PA, the son of the late Katherine (Hafich) and Michael Gonda, Sr. He was the loving husband of Stella A. (Kosman) Gonda. Joe proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He worked at the Bethlehem Steel Co. for over 30 years as a crane operator. Joe enjoyed playing cards every week with other retired steel workers at the union hall. He was an avid bowler, golfer and fisherman. He and Stella loved traveling, especially on cruises and day trips to casinos. Joe was a family man and cherished every moment with them. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years Stella A. Gonda; daughter, Josephine Zeitner and her husband Thomas; grandson, Zach Zeitner and his wife Sheryll and great-granddaughter, Rachel. Joe was preceded in death by his brothers, George Gonda and Michael Gonda, Jr. and his sisters, Mary Gorsky and Anne Aber. A viewing will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Connell Funeral Home. Entombment will be held at Bethlehem Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Church, 3900 Mechanicsville Rd. Whitehall, PA 18052. Condolences may be made online at www.connellfuneral.com
Published in Morning Call on June 13, 2018
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