So sorry to announce another passing of one of our graduating classmates, Lydia E. Gonzalez.
Lydia "Stella" Gonzalez Haddad of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus. Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico she was the daughter of the late Lucia (Huertas) and Venancio Gonzalez.
Lydia was a vivacious personality- bright, colorful, and full of life. She was so proud to be one of the first Latino immigrant children from Bethlehem to attend and graduate college. She went on to get her masters in reading. She retired from the Bethlehem Area School District as a reading specialist. She had a deep passion for exposing children to literature and teaching them to read. She believed in supporting the local Hispanic community. She loved books, travel, art, and nature. She had a lifelong love of New England, was deeply devoted as a mother and aunt, and known by her friends and family for being a great storyteller and excellent cook She was a true force and will be deeply missed.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Chia Haddad wife of Benjamin Bleier, son, George M. Haddad III, brothers, Hector, Jose, Louis, David, and Miguel Gonzalez, sisters, Carmen Bonora, Annette Zito, and Magaliz Goldenberg, and two granddaughters, Shoshana and Eliana Bleier.
Full obituary is here: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/mcall/name/lydia-haddad-obituary?pid=200142459
50 years later and still smiling
The Liberty High School, Class of '67, 50th Reunion was a huge success! A big 'thank you' goes out to all who attended. The Reunion Committee members felt that all our efforts were worth it! Everyone had a great time and the display's that were set up had a steady stream of classmates gazing at pictures and items brought in by other classmates. The room was filled with chatter and laughter as people reconnected with classmates they hadn't seen in 50 years! I believe we will carry many warm memories with us for years to come from this milestone event.
Other thanks goes out to our guest speaker, Gary Lavelle for sharing his heart with us. Many will carry those words home with them. Thanks to John Bereuter for his help in setting up and tearing down. He also contributed many pieces of memorabilia to our display table. Thanks John. You've got the gift of helps.
And last, but not least, a huge thank you goes to our tour guide, John Quigley, and Liberty High School, for allowing us to see the new renovations made to our ole' Alma Mater. It was fun. We were so impressed with the new additions and changes made to so many areas of the campus. The cafeteria was amazing and the pool ...wow! I wanted to jump in and take a swim, lol.
All things do come to an end and even though it's over, the memories we took with us from this weekend will warm our hearts for a long time to come. Stay connected to this website for future events, maybe even before 5 more years :)
There are pictures of the 10th, 35th, 40th and 50th reunions as well as many other additions from classmates on the "Photo Albums" webpage and some on the "Class Reunions" page. Visit them to see who you may know or remember. Don't forget to update your profile or post your own pics and current photos. We love to see how everyone is doing!