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Gerald F. Foran

October 5, 1975 — June 14, 2023

On June 14th 2023 Gerald Foran, III passed away at home surrounded by family and friends whose love and devotion he earned by the way he lived his life. Gerry enjoyed and valued his relationship with many special people who encouraged, supported, and offered lasting friendship. He was devoted to his family, was a role model for so many and loved being a husband, dad, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Gerry was born on October 5, 1975 in Meadville, PA. After graduating from Bethlehem Catholic HS in 1994, where he played varsity football, he went on to attend Lycoming College where he also played football, and graduated in 1998 with a BS in Biology. Gerry was a scientist at Sanofi Pasteur until November 2021, when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He also was the owner of Gerrys Pool Repair, a company he founded and built, after being mentored at Willow Park Pools in Bethlehem. Gerry loved science and complex problem solving. He had an arsenal of tools and was a handy source for many of his family and friends taking on projects no matter how complicated. He loved to travel as well as collect and name all of his jeeps. He was a life-long Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and a flea market aficionado who appreciated the inherent value of the human ingenuity reflected in things people use in everyday life. He loved to fish and boat, especially in the Adirondacks where he taught his children and his nephews how to fish.

His family and friends will miss his generous nature and quick wit, his collection of funny shirts, the nicknames he had for everyone but most of all the light he truly was in our lives.

Survivors: Gerry is survived by his devoted wife Laura Egan Foran; his children Emma and Gavin Nelson of Kutztown; his parents Gerald Foran, Jr. and Dee Dee Foran of Easton; Bonnie Marczak of McKees Rocks, PA; sisters Carey Foran Hoch of Lincoln, MA and Amber Campbell (Cory) of Riegelsville; in-laws Tony and Phil Egan of Easton; brothers-in-law Patrick Egan of Cleveland, OH and Michael Egan (Jennifer) of Bridgeport, PA; 5 nephews, 1 niece, several aunts and uncles and 30 cousins.

Services: The family will receive friends on Monday, June 19, 2023 from 2-4:00pm and 6-8:00pm at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St.- Bethlehem, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at St. Roccos Roman Catholic Church, 6658 School Street-Martins Creek, PA followed by a celebration of life reception. Online condolences may be offered at connellfuneral.com.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to The Fightin Forans Foundation, to support cancer research and cancer patient advocacy, care of the Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 E. Broad St.-Bethlehem, PA 18018 or Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/Fightin-Forans or PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/FightinForans?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US.

Visitation
Monday, June 19, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018
US
610-868-8531

Visitation
Monday, June 19, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018
US
610-868-8531

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
11:00 AM
St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Church
6658 School Street
Martins Creek PA 18063
US

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018
US
610-868-8531

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