W. Richard "Dick" Branagan
1919 - 2016
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W. Richard "Dick" Branagan, 97, of Bethlehem, died Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was born January 11, 1919, son of Genevieve (Rible) and William Richard Branagan. Richard was the loving husband of Rosalie "Lee" Branagan. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bethlehem. Dick graduated from Bucknell University where he was a member of the Owl Club of Phi Gamma Delta. As a navigator, he served his country, 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. After 38 years, he retired from Lone Star Industries. Dick was a member of Saucon Valley Country Club for 53 years where he loved to golf up until he was 95. His passions were cooking and traveling, including an assignment in Amman, Jordan with IESC. He especially loved his family. Survivors: Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years Lee; daughters, Gail, wife of Tracy Martin, Bobbie, wife of Daniel Herrmann; son, Alex Hassinger and his wife Anne and his grandchildren, Alexa and Christopher Martin, who were dear to his heart. He was preceded in death by his first wife Peg and children Sean and Holly Branagan. Services: Visitation will be Monday, March 21, 2016 from 11a.m. to 12 p.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 450 Washington Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18017. Burial will be private. Contributions: In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to DeSales University Scholarship Fund, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034.

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Published in Morning Call on Mar. 19, 2016.
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August 24, 2016
I just now saw that my Uncle Dick Branagan passed away. I am sorry to hear of his passing. He is now reunited with my Aunt Peg (my Mother's little sister) and my cousins Sean and Holly. He was very loved by our whole family and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Uncle Dick. We love you.
Christine (Tina)Leonovich Spillar
March 22, 2016
Joe and I send our condolences. We always will remember Dick's great stories and his quick humor. May he rest in peace.

Judy and Joe Canone
March 21, 2016
rest in peace mr branagan
kelly Bartholomew
March 21, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Pat Sporka
March 20, 2016
Dick was one of my favorite of my fathers many friends and just an outstanding man. He will surely be missed by all of us who knew him well. Peace be with you at last Dick!
Richard Ament III
March 19, 2016
RIP Mr. Branagan... Know that three were many who kept your family and you in our thoughts and prayers! Rest easy and may you find he answers on the other side. Sincerely, Mary (Bethlehem, PA)
Mary Rheiner Fassl
March 19, 2016
What a wonderful family and loss to the community may he rest in peace with Peg, Sean, and Holly . Sending prayers during this difficult time
Melody Newhard-Kirk
March 19, 2016
Mrs. Branagan, I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Branagan. I hope that you can find comfort in the memories and hold on them in your heart. You and Mr. Branagan have been my favorite customers. Seeing your faces always brought a smile to mine. With love.......Jax (Dick's razor girl at bed bath and beyond)
jaclyn gotzon
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