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Charles R. "Bud" McGonigle

Charles R. "Bud" McGonigle, 82, of Schnecksville, PA, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016, while in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospice. He is survived by his wife Ella of 30 years. Born in Allentown, PA, he was the son of James and Margaret (Lentz) McGonigle. Bud was retired from Bethlehem Steel and later worked at Scott Chevrolet. He served in the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard. Bud enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family, expecially his grandchildren. He was a kind, gentle, generous man who will be greatly missed.

Survivors: wife; children Lynn Grim and her husband Kenn, Terry Brooker and her husband Kevin, Charles Ross Jr., Tanya Ross-Hughes and her husband David; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Patricia Taylor and husband Ben, Eleanor O'Donnell and her husband Joe, and Jean McGonigle; brothers James and Hobart. He was predeceased by a daughter Kelly and grandson Marc.

Services are private. Contributions can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.  Arrangements by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown.