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Stephen Chando, Sr. 86, of Bethlehem, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004 in St. Lukes Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born March 31, 1918 in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Antolick) Chando. He was the husband of Mary (Bandurich) Chando. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on October 16. He was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School, class of 1935. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Franklin. He retired from the PBNE Railroad. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Bethlehem. He was an avid bowler, golfer, fisherman and sports enthusiast. He was amember of the North End Wanderers, Jefferson Democratic Club, Roosevelt Democratic Club, the MORA Club, Bethlehem, Edward Ackerman American Legion Post and the GCU. Survivors: His wife, Mary; sons, Stephen Chando Jr., husband of Rebecca, of Bethlehem, Peter Chando, husband of Wendy, of Catasauqua; daughter, Susan McGee, wife of James J. McGee III, of Bethlehem; grandchildren, Christopher, Tanya, wife of Robert Flecksteiner, Benjamin, Gregory, Amanda, Danielle, and Alexandra; a great-grandchild, Tavia; sisters, Mary Mueller in New Hampshire, Helen Vargo of Bethlehem; brothers, Andrew of Bethlehem, Edward and George, both of Phillipsburg, Emil in Colorado. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, John, Peter and Basil. Services: Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy will be held, 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in the church, 1140 Johnston Dr., Bethlehem. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2004 and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, Connell Funeral Home Inc. 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. A Parastas will beh held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home and Panachida will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem 18018.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 7, 2004
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