Ruth Mellor McCoy, age 96, passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2017 at Westminster Village, Allentown. She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Freda Mellor. Her loving sister, Jeannette G. Mellor, also predeceased her. She was a longtime resident of Hellertown and Bethlehem and an active member of Mountainview Moravian Church in Hellertown. She was employed in the property tax division of Bethlehem Steel Corp. and kept busy in her post-retirement years as a volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital and various charities. But she loved nothing more than spending time with her family and treasured her role as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her children are deeply grateful to their father for the loving care and devotion given to her during her illness.
She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph G. McCoy; her son, Les M. McCoy (Barbara) of Easton; her two daughters, Jeanne E. Giampetro (John) of Bethel Park, Pa., and Carol A. McCoy of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Mountainview Moravian Church, 331 Constitution Ave., Hellertown. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date. Online memorial tributes may be made at www.heintzelmancares.com. Arrangements by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO at www.uso.org or by mail to USO, Dept. WS, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, D.C. 20090-6860.