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Thomas E. Bishop Sr.

Thomas E. Bishop Sr., 87, of Kutztown, formerly of Old Bridge, N.J., died Sept. 7, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Patricia J. (Connolly) Bishop.

Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of the late Archibald and Helen (Weidanz) Bishop.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

He was a telecommunications supervisor for the N.J. Turnpike for many years before retiring.

A member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, he formerly served as lector and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 10921, Orefield.

His survivors include children Thomas E. Bishop (Barbara) of Arizona, Patricia A. Murphy (Edward) of Kutztown, Kevin F. Bishop (Lori) of Maine, Timothy J. Bishop (Elise) of Florida, Stephen J. Bishop (Donna) of New Jersey, James M. Bishop (Ruth) of Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church Angel Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.