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Joseph P. Boligitz, 89, of Bethlehem, died on Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1927, the son of Barbara (Gombotz) Boligitz. Joe was the loving husband of Irene (Kercsmar) Boligitz. He was a devout Catholic, a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Bethlehem and a former parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church where he was a member of the choir, served on church council and was a former president of the Holy Name Society. Joe worked as an executive chauffeur for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. Joe loved to play golf, proudly accomplishing the feat of scoring a hole in one. Survivors: Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Irene Boligitz; son Joseph W. Boligitz and his wife Eileen; grandchildren, Alexander, Andrew and Aaron Boligitz and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Anthony and Stephen Boligitz and sisters, Mary Schadle and Margaret Vuchko. Services: A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A viewing will also be held at Sacred Heart of Bethlehem, 1817 1st St. Bethlehem, PA 18020 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 10-11 a.m with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 1500 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 or to Sacred Heart of Bethlehem Church. Condolences may be offered online at www.connellfuneral.com
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