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Timothy P. Cassidy

May 5, 1951 — December 9, 2014

Timothy P. Cassidy, 63, of Bethlehem, died on Tuesday, December 09, 2014. He was born May 5, 1951; son of Helen R. (Knauss) Cassidy of Bethlehem and the late Robert J. Cassidy. Timothy was a 1969 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School where he was a state champion wrestler and later graduated from Princeton University. Timothy began his career as an educator at Parkland High School. He then earned his MFA from The New School in NYC. He taught film and animation at Jersey City State College, NYU, and most recently Passaic County Community College. Tim also took his passion for film outside of the classroom, working as a freelance artist for Sony Corporation and creating digital media for the Black Maria Film Festival. He also wrote and directed two original short comedy films. Tim was a talented harmonica player in bands Swampedelica, and Better Off Dead where he was known as “The Professor.” He also enjoyed sitting in with his brothers band, One Way Out. An avid rugby player, Tim played for many years with the Bethlehem Hooligans Rugby Club.

Tim will be dearly missed by his mother, Helen; brother, Robert J. Cassidy and his wife, Jane of Bethlehem; his two nephews, Sean and Brian and his wife, Amanda and his niece Kate. Tim was a loyal friend. Family and friends enjoyed his sharp wit, sense of humor, easy-going personality, and positive attitude.

A visitation will be held at The Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 417 Carlton Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18015. Burial will be held at Holy Saviour Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Black Maria Film & Video Festival, a non-profit film festival that celebrates and promotes the work of innovative media artists. Contributions can be sent to Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium - Black Maria Film and Video Festival c/o Media Arts Dept., Fries Hall, NJ City University 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07305.

Holy Saviour Cemetery
2575 Linden St.
Bethlehem PA 18017

Saturday, December 13, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, December 13, 2014
1:30 PM
Holy Ghost Catholic Church
417 Carlton Ave.
Bethlehem PA 18015

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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