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Glenn A. Mackin

November 2, 1954 ~ December 24, 2018 (age 64)

Obituary

Glenn A. Mackin, M.D., 64, of Center Valley, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Born in Philadelphia, Glenn was the son of Alexander and Evelyn (Manbeck) Mackin. He shared 24 years of marriage with his wife Lynn Posbergh. Glenn was a neurologist at Lehigh Valley Health Network for the past 20 years, after originally working at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. After graduating from Haverford College in 1976 with a degree in political science and minor in American history, he attended NYU law school for a year before deciding medicine was his true calling. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1983, and became certified in internal medicine after a residency at Evanston Hospital, in Evanston, IL. He then completed a residency at Boston City Hospital in neurology, followed by a fellowship in multiple sclerosis at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases & EMG at University of Pennsylvania. Glenn served for many years as an officer of the American Academy of Neurology, which was a great source of professional satisfaction. He founded the ALS clinic at Lehigh Valley Health Network 15 years ago, and was recently recognized by the ALS association Greater Philadelphia Chapter for his achievements in the field of ALS. His heart and soul as a physician was providing compassionate, direct patient care, as well as working with esteemed members of the ALS multidisciplinary clinic team to improve the lives of patients with Lou Gehrig's disease. Glenn's interests in history and politics continued throughout his life. He enjoyed gardening, keeping the backyard birds well fed, traveling extensively with his family, and summer vacations in Barnegat Light, NJ.. Nothing gave him greater joy than spending time with his wife and daughters.

Survivors: Glenn is survived by his wife, Lynn; daughters Sarah and Emily Mackin; Mother, Evelyn Mackin; cousins William Shideleff (Lyn), Robert Shideleff, and Melissa Shideleff (Alexa). Also, Brothers-in-law Thomas Posbergh (Alice), Kevin Posbergh (Sue); Sister-in-law Patricia Peddie (Tom); Nephews; Matthew, Brian and Chris, Nieces; Rachel, Anna, and Erin.

Services: A Memorial service will be held at 10 A.M on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem 18018 where the family will receive relatives and friends from 9 A.M. until time of service. A viewing will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 6 - 8 P.M. in the funeral home. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dr. Mackin's memory to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260 Ambler, PA. 19002.

Calling Hours

DEC 29. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18018

Calling Hours

DEC 31. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18018

Memorial Service

DEC 31. 10:00 AM (EST)

Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18018

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