East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Leon C. Bidlow

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Leon C. Bidlow, 83, of Macungie, died Aug. 20, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Horn) Bidlow.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Leon Jr. (Karen) and Robert Jaworski (Jennifer); sister, Eleanor Ward; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Doris and Howard.

Arrangements were made by the Falk Funeral Home, Pennsburg.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Back-to-school season often signals new norm

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school? What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the kids look on with envious, and hilarious, expressions,” according to GMA.

MaryJane E. Plarr

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

MaryJane E. (Walck) Plarr, 84, of Macungie, died Sept. 1, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Ronald B. Plarr Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter R. Walck Sr. and Lillian M. (Morris) Walck Steiner.

Before retiring in 1997, she worked at HCSC Laundry for 16 years and prior at the Emmaus High School cafeteria.

She was a member of Solomon’s U.C.C., Macungie, where she was on church council and active with their special events committee.

Barbara H. Arndt

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Barbara H. Arndt, 76, of Wescosville, died Aug. 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Pauline (Heydrick) Hill.

She was a graduate of Stroudsburg High School, Class of 1962 and attended Pennsylvania State University.

She worked as a retail buyer at H. Leh & Company for many years and was last employed by Lutron Electronics as a senior integrated sales analyst upon retirement after 16 years of service.