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The Parkinson's Unity Walk mourns the loss of Brignal E. Haines, Jr.


Brignal E. Haines Jr. 68, of Hanover Township, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born on August 13, 1939, in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late Brignal E. and Dorothy (Andrews) Haines. He was the loving husband of Gerry (Schadle) Haines of Hanover Township. Brignal received his bachelors degree from Moravian College and later achieved his masters degree in education from Lehigh University. He worked for various trucking companies as a safety director and terminal manager. He served in the Navy during the 1960s. He was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Walnutport, the Lehigh Valley Traffic Club and its fraternity, Delta Nu Alpha, the Bethlehem M.O.R.A. Club, the Parkinsons Action Network and N.P.F. and the Lehigh Valley Parkinsons support group. Brignal was a very valuable member to the Parkinsons community, contributing his time and efforts to research for a cure. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, his son, David C. Haines and his wife Stephanie of Northampton, daughter, Vanessa, wife of Derek Paskaitis of Northampton and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy ORourke.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lehigh Valley Parkinson Support Group or The Newfoundland Rescue, c/o Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Send online condolences to Connell Funeral Home.