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Obituary Richard Lind – (1926-2024)

Richard J. Lind, formerly of Bethlehem, PA, passed away on June 9, 2024 at Juniper at Hamilton in Hamilton, NJ, where he lived for the past 2 1|2 years and was affectionately known as “Uncle Dick”.

He was the loving husband of Mary (Mount) Lind, who passed away in 2013.

He attended Holy Angels Grammar School, Trenton Catholic Boys High School and Rider University.

He served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II.

He was employed by Monroe Business Systems for 41 years, retiring as district manager of the Allentown branch.

He was a member of Serra International for 60 years and served in many different roles as president, vice president and trustee and was a founder of the Serra Club of Bethlehem.

He served on the Board of Trustees of the Newman Foundation at Lehigh University.

He was a member of Saucon Valley Country Club.

He served on the Development Advisory Board of the Sister’s of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, Pa. He founded the Sister’s of St. Joseph Golf Classic and, along with Mary, presided over many other fundraising events for them, which raised approximately $15,000,000. for their work for the poor and the pension fund.

He was born April 18, 1926, the son of John and Mary (Slavenak) Lind and was predeceased by his sister, Marie Watkin and her husband, Joseph, and their sons, Robert and Richard.

He is survived by his niece, Barbara and her husband Vince Ardery, their daughters Beth and her husband Sean Fitzpatrick, Kelly and her husband Chris Nitti, and their son Vincent Ardery. Also their grandchildren Devon, Drew, Brynn and Cameron Fitzpatrick and Jordan and Braedan Nitti; nieces Edine and Terry Heinig, Erica and David Kardelis and nephew Eric and wife Dana Blazevic; cousins ​​Tom Kennel and Bill Zeis; and very special friends Sr. Christine Konopelski, Sr. Mary McFadden, Sr. Madeline Franz and many other Sisters of St. Joseph whose lives were touched by him.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:30 AM at The Church of the Sacred Heart, 343 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 1200 Cedar Lane, Hamilton, NJ.

Relatives and friends may visit the Church of the Sacred Heart on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sister’s of St. Joseph Development Fund, SSJ Development Office, 9701 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 or Camp Fire NJ, 535 E. Franklin St., Trenton, NJ 08610.

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