In memory of
John W. Nee
In memory of
John W. Nee
John W. Nee POTTSTOWN John W. Nee, 95, formerly of Bethlehem Township, PA, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 in Sanatoga Court, Pottstown, PA, with his loving family by his side. He was born December 18, 1924, in Easton, PA. He was a son of the late John W. and Katharine (Volkert) Nee and was proud of his Irish-German heritage. He was the husband of the late Mildred "Millie" (Philips) Nee, who passed away October 28, 2012. They were devoted to each other and shared nearly 60 years of loving marriage. They had a lifetime of travel throughout the world, enjoying travel in Hawaii, Alaska, Ireland, England and Scotland. The highlight of their tour of Europe was their visits to capitals, especially Paris and Berlin. They cruised to all the Scandinavian countries and Russia. Visits to all 50 of the United States and most of the 10 Canadian Provinces were included in their travels which were very rewarding. Cherishing fond memories of cruising to many Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Panama Canal and South America; their favorite port and place was always Millie's hometown of Quebec City, Canada and its Chateau Frontenac. They always attended Bethlehem's Musikfest enjoying polka dancing and were avid Boston Red Sox, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Montreal Canadian Fans. John was a 1942 graduate of Easton High School. He was a World War II Army veteran serving in Europe, where he participated in the Normandy Invasion of France, earning the Normandy Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty. After the war ended, he and his wife Millie returned to Namur, Belgium, to revisit a family who had befriended him when he was there during the war. He retired from the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he worked in the Saucon Metallurgical Department. Previously, he was employed by the former General Aniline & Film's Research Laboratory in Easton, PA. John was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, formerly St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was a member of various area social clubs and the Lehigh Valley Purchasing Association. Surviving are a son, Kerry A. Nee and his wife Mary Jo, of Royersford, PA; a daughter, Karin DeBiasi and her husband Michael, of Bethlehem Township, PA; four grandchildren, Matthew, Gregory, Jenessa and Jessica DeBiasi; and a step-grandson, Patrick Numerick. In addition to his wife, Millie, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Nee. Due to pandemic restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's New Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com Strunk Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Northampton Street Wilson Borough, PA 18042 610-258-7211
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John W. Nee
John W. Nee POTTSTOWN John W. Nee, 95, formerly of Bethlehem Township, PA, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 in Sanatoga Court, Pottstown, PA, with his loving family by his side. He was born December 18, 1924, in Easton, PA. He was a son of the late John W. and Katharine (Volkert) Nee and was proud of his Irish-German heritage. He was the husband of the late Mildred "Millie" (Philips) Nee, who passed away October 28, 2012. They were devoted to each other and shared nearly 60 years of loving marriage. They had a lifetime of travel throughout the world, enjoying travel in Hawaii, Alaska, Ireland, England and Scotland. The highlight of their tour of Europe was their visits to capitals, especially Paris and Berlin. They cruised to all the Scandinavian countries and Russia. Visits to all 50 of the United States and most of the 10 Canadian Provinces were included in their travels which were very rewarding. Cherishing fond memories of cruising to many Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Panama Canal and South America; their favorite port and place was always Millie's hometown of Quebec City, Canada and its Chateau Frontenac. They always attended Bethlehem's Musikfest enjoying polka dancing and were avid Boston Red Sox, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Montreal Canadian Fans. John was a 1942 graduate of Easton High School. He was a World War II Army veteran serving in Europe, where he participated in the Normandy Invasion of France, earning the Normandy Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty. After the war ended, he and his wife Millie returned to Namur, Belgium, to revisit a family who had befriended him when he was there during the war. He retired from the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he worked in the Saucon Metallurgical Department. Previously, he was employed by the former General Aniline & Film's Research Laboratory in Easton, PA. John was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, formerly St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was a member of various area social clubs and the Lehigh Valley Purchasing Association. Surviving are a son, Kerry A. Nee and his wife Mary Jo, of Royersford, PA; a daughter, Karin DeBiasi and her husband Michael, of Bethlehem Township, PA; four grandchildren, Matthew, Gregory, Jenessa and Jessica DeBiasi; and a step-grandson, Patrick Numerick. In addition to his wife, Millie, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Nee. Due to pandemic restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's New Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com Strunk Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Northampton Street Wilson Borough, PA 18042 610-258-7211
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