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Donald Urello service planned

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Former Chesterton resident and Bethlehem Steel executive Donald R. Urello died June 3, 2010. He was 76.

Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he was the son of Marjorie and Nicholas Urello. He graduated from Lehigh University and was a resident of Pinehurst, N.C. for 13 years after relocating from Chesterton.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Pennsylvania and Indiana for 37 years. He was responsible for the relocation of hundreds of management staff from Pennsylvania to Indiana as the new Burns Harbor plant was constructed. He was also responsible for the purchase of property for and development of the Sand Creek Country Club. He was a real estate broker and active in community group leadership throughout his career including the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, the Republican Party, and Lions Club. He was also awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor granted by the Indiana governor. He retired as Superintendent of Personnel and as Superintendent of the medical clinic at Bethlehem Steel.

Don was active in his church as elder, serving as chair of administration/personnel. He also worked on a nominating committee in a search for a new pastor, and served several years at the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina on the Committee on Ministry. He was nominated as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2009. He also served on a long-range planning committee and chaired a land commission.

Don is survived by his wife, Faye; mother, Marjorie; daughters Valerie and Chris Urello and Mary Nallenweg; brothers Charles and James; granddaughters Stephanie, Kari, Sarah and Meghan; four great grandchildren; and two God-children.

A memorial service will be held at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst, N.C. on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. The family will greet friends at a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1449, Pinehurst, N.C. 28370.


Posted 6/22/2010