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Ann McCandless taught OLPH fourth grade

Ann McCandless, 99, of Bethlehem, died June 15, 2022, in Devon House Senior Living. She was the wife of the late Gerald J. McCandless.

Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Valach) Yurack.

She was a 1941 graduate of Bethlehem HS. She earned a certificate from American Technical Society in 1943.

She was employed for 10 years at The Spinning Wheel in Bethlehem, and also taught fourth grade at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.

She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Bethlehem for 97 years. She chaired the Fellowship Team, sang in the choir, served on altar guild, and baked and cooked for church events.

She was a member of the YWCA Board of Directors from 1996-99.

She is survived by a son, Thomas (Patricia) of Paoli; two daughters, Susan McCandless Pfeil (Walter Pfeil) of Emmaus and Anne McCandless Rampolla (Kenneth Rampolla) of Bethlehem; a daughter-in-law,Marie McCandless of Derry; nine grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Gerald; two brothers Joseph and Albert; and a sister, Lillian Walker.

Contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, 3285 Pheasant Road, Northampton; St. Luke’s VNA, Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem; or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Pearson Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.