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Mary Louisa Shade, worked at Moravian Book Store

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Louisa “Lou” Shade, 78, died Feb. 1, 2019. Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late William Spaight Langford and Caryl (Skinner) Langford. She was the wife of the late Professor Emeritus William G. Shade, Ph.D.

She was a graduate of St. Agnes Prep Schol. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.

She worked for 34 years at the Moravian Book Shop where she was a book buyer.

She was a member of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, where she sang in the sanctuary and chapel choirs.

She was a supporter of the Bach Choir, Friends of Music, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Touchstone Theatre and The Metropolitan Opera. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and volunteered on election day.

She is survived by a daughter, Alexandra Shade Newell and son-in-law Robert Newell of Saucon Valley; a son, Christopher Shade, Ph.D. and daughter-in-law Nadine Shade of Erie, Colorado; four grandsons, Aidan and Jackson Newell and Thomas and Pierre Shade; and a sister, Diana Langford of Templeton, Mass..

Contributions may be made to The Friends of Music, c/o Moravian College Music Department, 1200 Main St.


Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.