Loida B. Trautwein

July 8, 2018

Loida Bellan Trautwein, 86, of Mahanoy City, joined the Lord Sunday, July 8, 2018, with her sons Steve and William at her side in Reston, Virginia. She was born in Stafford Springs, Connecticut to the Rev. John and Mary (Demeter) Bellan. Pastor Bellan's work as an Army Chaplain and Lutheran Minister laid the groundwork for Loida to "see the world". She lived in places like Salzburg, Austria and Queens, NY before graduating Mahanoy City High School. An alumna of Wagner College and the venerable Katie Gibbs School, Loida began her career in in Manhattan with employers that included McKinsey & Company. She lived in Passaic, NJ, and Rockville, MD before returning to Mahanoy City to raise her sons. "Mrs. T" as she was affectionately known, taught for over 25 years at the McCann School of Business. Her passions were her grandchildren, the beach, bridge, reading and all sweets. Loida's perfect day was spent with her family and friends on the beaches of Anguilla or Bethany, perhaps with a Tanqueray Martini in hand. Loida is survived by a son Steve, his wife Patti and their sons Jake, Maxwell, and Steven, her son William and his wife Faith and her sister Marian Bellan. She was preceded in death by her brothers David and Theodore. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Rite of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Fred T. Crawford on Friday at 2 PM from Christ Lutheran Church in Mahanoy City. Interment will be in Holy Emanuel Slovak Lutheran Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church on Friday beginning at 12:30 PM. A reception for family and friends will commence at 3:45 PM at Mountain Valley Golf Course. Contributions in Loida's name to the Christ Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit for more information.

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