Mary Louisa Shade, worked at Moravian Book Store
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.