Catasauqua Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

James R. McGonigle

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

played for Allentown Patriots

James R. McGonigle, 82, died Aug. 3, 2017. He was the husband of the late Joan M. (Klein) McGonigle.

Born in Allentown, he was a son the late James and Margaret (Lentz) McGonigle.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a mixer for 30 years for Pillsbury.

He played baseball for Allentown Patriots.

He is survived by two daughters, Elaine Schmoyer and Kerin and her husband Drew Nicholas; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Patricia and her husband Ben Taylor, Eleanor and her husband Joseph O’Donnell and Jean McGonigle; a brother, Hobart McGonigle; a sister-in-law, Ella McGonigle; and three stepsons, Allen and his wife Natalie (Yost) Phillips and Timothy A. and Rick Phillips.

He was predeceased by a brother, Charles McGonigle.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, 19106, or by visiting

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.