In memory of
Shirley l. Magan Eshbach
Shirley l. Magan Eshbach BETHLEHEM Shirley L. Eshbach, 79, of Bethlehem, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family, on Sept. 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Hazel (Carr) and William Magan. She was the loving wife of William S. Eshbach Jr. Shirley was a member of Light of Christ Lutheran Church and was formerly a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Bethlehem. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1958. She went to work for Bethlehem Steel and later worked for Bethlehem Area School District, GC Murphy's and retired from Piercing Pagoda. She was a member of the Autumn Club and Lionesses of Bethlehem Township and a local cruise group. Shirley was an avid newspaper reader, Phillies and Eagles fan, and Penn State season ticket holder for 35 years. She enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and going to the casino. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, William Eshbach Jr.; children, David Eshbach and Debbie Eshbach; beloved granddaughter, Sarah Eshbach; brother-in-law, Dale Eshbach and his wife, Sophie; sister-in-law, Doris Eshbach; sister-in-law, Barbara Magan, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, God children and countless special friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers, William Magan, Harry "P-Nuts" Magan, Richard "Dick" Magan, and Robert Magan, and sister, Fanny Hartranft. A viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Another viewing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Bethlehem Memorial Park. To honor the many nurses who helped care for Shirley over the many years of her cancer journey, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke's Nursing Excellence Fund, c/o Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Condolences may be offered online at connellfuneral.com Connell Funeral Home 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 868-8531
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