Salisbury Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Robert L. Folk

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Robert L. Folk, 78, formerly of Macungie, died July 15, 2018, at Gardens for Memory Care at Easton. He was the husband of Annamae J. (Daniels) Folk for 59 years this past May. Born in Buena Vista, Berks County, he was a son of the late Clarence S. and Helen (Meals) Folk.

He was a car salesman in the Lehigh Valley for many years working for Becker Subaru, Outten Chevrolet and Scott Chevrolet. Prior to that he was in the printing industry for 20 years in Lehigh County. He was also a barber in Berks County for many years.

Donald E. Cohen

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

stamp appraiser

Donald E. Cohen, 73, of Emmaus, died at home July 10, 2018, after a short but intense battle with cancer. He was the husband of Anne Marie (Zoshak) Cohen. They were married for 20 years. Born in Washington, D.C., he was adopted as an infant from the Children’s Protective Society by Drs. Abraham and Mabel (Blake) Cohen. He spent his formative years in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and was a graduate of the Dublin School in Vermont.

In the years preceding the Vietnam conflict, he served as an Army Medic at Walter Reed Hospital. He was honorably discharged Feb. 8, 1971.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Property damage

A resident in the 2000 block of South Bradford Street reported firework residue all over a vehicle 7:45 p.m. July 5.

Cynthia Long, 61, of Allentown, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property following multiple transactions at AT&T Wireless, 3384 Lehigh St., 1:16 p.m. July 6. Police were called to a fraud in progress where Long was allegedly buying phones with false credit cards and false information. She was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Happiness grows in my garden

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Since childhood I have loved to play in the dirt. Mud pies were my specialty back then.

So one can only imagine how excited I am each spring to get out in the yard and start planning and planting.

This season threw me a curveball, however.

From overuse and advancing age, I managed to tear the meniscus in my left knee.

Pain made bending and kneeling, not to mention walking and standing, almost unbearable.

Guest View

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Fathers matter in the lives of their children

All research begins with someone asking the question, “I wonder ...?” That is what my research design instructor told us on the first day of class.

I have a number of things that make me go, “Huh ...!” but at the behest of my family, who had to endure me going through graduate school a few years ago, I decided to spare them and not to embark upon a Ph.D.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Special Needs Day July 21


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie.

The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the awareness event.