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Parke W. Musselman, 91, formerly of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 9, 2018, at his residence at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth. He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Moore) Musselman, with whom he shared 65 years of loving marriage. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Weston and Alice (Marsh) Musselman. He honorably served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Parke was a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was the Director of Industrial Relations for Bethlehem Fabricators for many years, until retiring. At different times he was a member of Christ Church U.C.C. and First Presbyterian Church, both in Bethlehem. He was a Mason. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, sailing, collecting coins and stamps and researching geneology. Parke could often be found reading and doing crossword puzzles. He had a keen interest in both the Civil War and WWII. He traveled the world, sometimes with his grandchildren, visiting Europe, Asia (Japan) and much of the United States. He enjoyed summers at Chautauqua Institution, NY. He was a sports enthusiast, and was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. Parke was a good husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He can never be replaced in our hearts or in our lives but will always be remembered fondly and with love. SURVIVORS: In addition to his loving wife Evelyn of Nazareth (formerly of Bethlehem), Parke is survived by his daughter Lori Dwarnick and her husband Walter of Annandale, NJ, sons Alan Musselman of Bethlehem, Wes Musselman and his wife Anne of Dallas, TX; grandchildren John, Claire, and Grace Musselman, and Scott and Amy Dwarnick. ?Parke is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Foy and Ray Miller, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and sisters Jeannette Ford Parnell and Bernice Musselman. SERVICES: A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday June16, 2018 at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. His burial with military honors will take place at Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com. CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the P.O. Box 14301. Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
Published in Morning Call on June 13, 2018
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