Felice Figueroa, 69, of Macungie, died April 26, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in New York, she was the daughter of the late Murray and Betty (Natter) Friedberg.
She was an optician for both Linden and Acuity Optical for many years.
Jean M. Cydis, 79, of Macungie, died April 27, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Merle E. Cydis for 61 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Maurice S. and Katherine (Lytle) Ryan.
She graduated from Sunbury High School in 1959 and continued her education at Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing.
Charlene Wittman, of Salisbury Township, died April 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Charles Wittman who died in 2019. Born in Hollywood, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Barbara (Clarke) Aaron.
She is survived by sons, Charley and Cory; daughters, Gaylene McIellan and Jaylene Heilman and their families; stepdaughter, Charlene and her daughter, Angie. She was predeceased by a son, Chris.
Heily Montes, of Allentown, recently received the Victor Story Scholarship awarded by the department of history. Montes also is among the new initiates of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society.
Carl S. Crouse, 90, of Lower Macungie Township, died May 2, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving children. He was the husband of the late Julia H. (Becker) Crouse. Born in Audenried, he was a son of the late Herbert A. and Dorothy (Maurey) Crouse.
He was a multi-crew foreman for the PPL Corporation for 44 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, Allentown, where he was an active member of the choir.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and the Army National Guard.
Department of Health releases revised dental health care guidance for treating patients during COVID-19 pandemic
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on May 8 released the revised dental health care guidance as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s strategic, phased COVID-19 reopening plan. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have revised their business closure orders issued March 19 to remove the prohibition on non-urgent and non-emergent dental procedures. Those orders were issued May 7.
Greg James Kuchinos, 36, of Allentown, was taken into custody for alleged simple assault, criminal trespass and related offenses after several encounters with residents April 28, according to Salisbury police. Kuchinos was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center.
A catalytic converter, valued at $600, was removed from a vehicle parked at a business in the 1600 block of East Susquehanna Street April 27, according to Salisbury Police.
Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
— Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund
Teacher Appreciation Week was held May 4-8. During this time, students, parents, administrators, school boards and community members across the country thanked teachers for all they do. Especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic, we may have been even more impelled to express our gratitude.