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Mitchell Walter Connor

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, Connor Business Forms

Mitchell Walter Connor, 93, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 29, 2017, under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Loretta “Taffy” (Polscer) Connor for 65 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Susie (Walter) Connor.

He graduated from Liberty High School, Class of 1942 and was voted most intelligent by the school faculty. He graduated from Lehigh University, Class of 1948 with a degree in mathematics and minors in accounting and finance.

He was the owner of Connor Business Forms until retiring.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he trained and served as a platoon leader in England, France, Germany and Austria in the 285th Engineer Combat Battalion, including the Battle of the Bulge where he received three battle stars for his European duty.

He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus.

He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball, going to Lehigh football games, fishing at Gold Key Lake in the Poconos and having a great time with the Corner Club at the former Anchorage in Emmaus. He and his wife enjoyed traveling extensively over the years both internationally and domestically. He was the cousin of the Honorable Francis E. Walter, who was instrumental in building the Francis E. Walter Dam.

He is survived by his wife; son, David M. and his wife Cynthia, of Coplay; daughter, Lynne and her husband Paul Ormsbee, of Salisbury Township; grandchildren, David, Patrick, Joshua and Zachary; great-grandson, Noah. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Lora.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.