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Josephine Casselberry Munson

Apr 20, 2011

E. Josephine Casselberry Munson, M.D., 83, of Bethlehem, Pa. passed away Monday, April 18, 2011 in VNA Hospice House. She was a Bethlehem pediatrician and the wife of Dr. Frederick J. Munson. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on January 1, 2011. Jo was born in Curtin, Pa. on May 27, 1927 to the late Charles “Pete” and Lola (Rockey) Casselberry.

In 1961, she established her pediatrics practice in Bethlehem, Pa. where she was known as Dr. Casselberry. She and her husband were both on the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was a graduate of Penn State University, the Medical School at Hahnemann University, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jo was a member of the Northampton County Medical Society, Northeast Pennsylvania Pediatric Association and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. She was a former member of Grace UCC in Mt. Carmel, Pa. and of Bethany UCC in Bethlehem, PA. Jo also was a member of the Bethlehem Garden Club and the Ikebana Society.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Frederick J. Munson of Bethlehem, Pa.; daughters Mimi Munson Kolb and husband, Mark W. Kolb, of Reading, Pa. and

Marty Munson of New York City.

Services took place in Bethlehem, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.