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Michael J. Lalley, Ofs

August 22, 1948 — August 12, 2016

Michael J. Lalley, OFS, 67, of Bethlehem passed away on Friday August 12, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on August 22, 1948 in Chester, Pa., son of the late Walter and Thelma (Morris) Lalley. He was the husband of Marilyn (Dietsch) Lalley. They were married for 24 years this past February 14th. Michael owned and operated Professional Designer Finishes for 40 years. He received his BA in Theology from Catholic Distance University in Hamilton, VA. He was professed to the Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis (OFS - Secular Franciscan Order) which seeks to pattern their lives after Christ in the tradition and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi putting life before profit, to struggle for justice and peace, and to care for creation. Michael was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and served his country in the US Army.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marilyn, daughter Sandra Miller and husband Mark Jr. of Nazareth, sisters, Barbara Oshana and husband Clifford of Langhorne, Patricia Sentak of Browns Mills, NJ, and Janet Pushor and husband Dan of Derry, NH, and grandchildren, Keith Neidig Jr, and Molly Neidig, and many nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 3219 Santee Rd. Bethlehem, Pa. 18020. A viewing will be held from 7-9pm Tuesday evening at the Connell Funeral Home 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, Pa. 18018 and from 9-10am Wednesday morning at the church. Burial will be held 2:30pm Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to AMAZON RELIEF c/o James B. Flickinger, OFS, 1456 Blythe Drive NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504-2531.

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245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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