Michael Patrick Lorsong, 92, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2021. Born in Scranton he was the son of Michael J. and Genevieve (Fitzpatrick) Lorsong. A job opportunity brought the family to Ft. Hill in 1940, where he attended Liberty High School. At age 15, he obtained working papers and began a lifelong career with the Lehigh Valley Railroad. After the school day ended, he rode his bike across the New Street Bridge to work as a telegrapher, always giving his paycheck to his mother to help support the family. As a senior in the fall of 1946, Michael enlisted in the Army Air Corps and proudly served his country for the next three years. After service, he returned to the LVRR, working in various administrative and sales positions, covering thousands of miles in his territories of New Jersey, New York City, and the entire eastern PA. Michael had an exemplary work ethic. After retiring from Conrail, he worked locally for several trucking companies. He was a member of several transportation organizations, such as the Traffic Club of the Lehigh Valley, and Delta Nu Alpha, serving as President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary.
Michael was an avid reader and lifelong learner who never skipped the daily newspaper or 5 o'clock news. He enjoyed visiting parks and being in nature. He could identify birds by their sound and mimic their calls. Michael was a devoted family man whose greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughters, playing, reading, going for walks, drawing, racing the cars at QMart, attending their dance and band concerts and sporting events, and listening to them play the piano.
SURVIVORS: Michael is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Debbie Turton and husband Phil; granddaughters, Emily Turton, CDR, USN, and Natalie Kollar and husband Josh; stepdaughter, Jean Rauenzahn and step granddaughters, Sheri Geis, Krissie Hrusovsky, and Aimee Kipila. He was predeceased by sister, Joan Fekula; brother, Gerard Lorsong; wife Mary (Maxwell) Lorsong and former wife Elsie (Fielding) Lorsong.
Our family would like to thank the entire staff of Country Meadows in Bethlehem for their unwavering compassionate care, especially throughout the pandemic.
SERVICES: A graveside memorial will take place at 11:00A.M. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden Street, Bethlehem, Pa 18017. Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem has been entrusted with arrangements. A memorial tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
CONTRIBUTIONS: Memorial contributions may be made to East Hills Moravian Church, 1830 Butztown Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017. All contributions will support the Freezer Ministry, which prepares and distributes hundreds of meals monthly for those in need throughout the Bethlehem area.
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