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Shirley A. Lamson

Shirley A. Lamson, 90, formerly of Schnecksville and Allentown, died March 4, 2023, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Robert B. Lamson, who died on Jan. 12.

Born Aug. 22, 1932, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Clyde R. and Laura (Bortz) Kurtz.

She assisted her late husband in the operation of Bob Lamson Beer Steins Inc., Allentown, for many years.

She previously was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone.

Her favorite job, however, was taking care of her family.

She was a member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, New Tripoli, and a longtime member of the former Dubbs Memorial UCC, Allentown.

She was the definition of a devoted wife, and, if there were an Olympics for homemaking, she would be a gold medalist.

Her husband had packed lunches and hot dinners daily and she kept her home virtually spotless.

She did all this and still found time to take care of her grandson, Casey, when he was young so her daughter, Jodi, could work.

She was a totally selfless woman who was only content if those around her were well taken care of.

She loved animals, celebrating the holidays, playing bridge with her card club, and vacationing on Long Beach Island.

She was an incredible athlete growing up and spent her later years attending Logan and Casey’s sporting events.

Her love was felt by so many, extending outside of her family and now she has been rightfully rewarded for her work here on Earth with an eternal resting place in Heaven.

Her survivors include a daughter, Lisa L. Lamson Schwartz of Orefield; son-in-law, Michael J. Scanlan of Allentown; grandsons Logan N. Schwartz and his fianceé, Allison Schafer, and Casey R. Scanlan and his wife, Andrea; and great-grandchildren Rowan J., Nora C. and Callan M. Scanlan.

She was predeceased by a daughter Jodi A. Scanlan, and siblings Clem Kurtz, Jackie Doll and Leah Billich.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Church at Lowhill c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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