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Lois A. Bidlow

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Stravino’s deli clerk

Lois A. Bidlow, 81, of Allentown, died June 6, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Howard F. Bidlow.

Born in Mechanicsville, she was a daughter the late Harold and Alice (Haldaman) Ruch.

She was a deli clerk and cashier for Stravino’s Italian Market, Allentown, for many years before retiring. Before that, she was a seamstress for Penn State Mills.

She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose Croix Chapter 235 and was a lifetime member of the Franklin Fire Company, Allentown.

She is survived by a son, Keith and his wife Kathleen; two brothers, Donald and his wife Joyce and Leonard and his wife Judy; five sisters, Lottie and her husband Phillip Gessner, Eleanor Kressley, Edna Eck, Linda Hyrowich and Sharon and her husband Michael Mitishen; five grandchildren, Brian, Eric, Joseph, Jared and Janelle; five great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Zernhelt; and four brothers, Harold, Dale, Robert and Russell Ruch.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.