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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Lehigh Valley Community Job Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Vendor setup is at noon.
The Lehigh Valley Hiring Expo Fall Edition will be held on Nov. 7.
To register as a hirer, visit www.relianthiring.com/the-lehigh-valley-hiring-expo.html or call 1-800-572-9041
To the Editor:
Is it age or sentimentality that resists change? Do we yearn for the past and the things of our youth? Do we idealize the days of yesteryear? Yes, perhaps memory is somewhat blurred by the passing years, but somehow what we choose to remember is poignant and reminds us of an easier, gentler time.