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Martin Anthony Di Maria counselor, substitute teacher

Martin Anthony Di Maria, 59, of Bethlehem died Oct. 31, 2023 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Catarina (Domingues) Di Maria for 15 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Nicholas J. Di Maria Sr. and Patricia (Merwine) Di Maria.

He was a1982 Liberty HS graduate. He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at DeSales University, Center Valley.

He was a mental health worker and after-school counselor for more than 21 years at KidsPeace. He was a substitute teacher for the Northampton and Bethlehem school districts and Moravian Academy. He was a banquet captain and bellman for the Hotel Bethlehem for more than 14 years.

He was a member of St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

He had black belt ranks in Shorin Ryu Karate. He had volunteer experience in the Caribbean for 20 years and also with the Sioux in South Dakota.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Bruno and Diogo, at home; three siblings, Nicholas J. Di Maria Jr. and his wife Mary, Patricia Major and Pasquale Di Maria and his wife Peggy, all of Bethlehem; nephews; and nieces.

Contributions may be made to Dogs for Better Lives, Northeast Campus, 188 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth, MA 02536 or at dogsforbetterlives.org

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.