Salisbury Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

John Kovish

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

John Kovish, 70, of Emmaus, died in his home May 12, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John S. and Anna (Dwornak) Kovish.

He graduated from Emmaus High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was employed in the construction industry for many years.

He is survived by sisters, Nancy and her husband Dale Ritter, Joanne Schmiedel, Jeanne and her husband George Sabol and Carol and her husband Ronald Saint Sing. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and Terry.

Susan M. Felch

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Susan M. Felch, 73, formerly of Emmaus, died April 23, 2018, in Cedarbrook, Allentown. Born in Morristown, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edwin P. Felch Jr. and Roberta L. (Brewer) Felch.

She is survived by a brother, Edwin P. III, of Blacksburg, Va.; two nephews.

Arrangements were made by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.

Susan M. Felch

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Susan M. Felch, 73, formerly of Emmaus, died April 23, 2018, in Cedarbrook, Allentown. Born in Morristown, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edwin P. Felch Jr. and Roberta L. (Brewer) Felch.

She is survived by a brother, Edwin P. III, of Blacksburg, Va.; two nephews.

Arrangements were made by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

2-1-1 help line for Pa. residents

UNITED WAY

United Way’s 2-1-1 help line is the free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service which connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help. In 2017, over 199,000 Pennsylvanians turned to 2-1-1 for help. In our region, 2-1-1 calls for health and human services have more than doubled over the past three years, from approximately 2,800 in 2013-2014 to 7,400 in 2016-2017. Sixty percent of those calls were for homeless services and housing.

volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown, is seeking friendly, dedicated volunteers (age 16+) for this season. Contact Linda Merkel at 610-432-4200 or director@americaonwheels.org.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Will you pay to connect?

It has been a little over a month since the news broke of the Facebook data breach involving Cambridge Analytica.

At least 87 million Facebook users were impacted.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized, appeared before Congress and went on a social media frenzy noting upcoming changes to the social media giant to ensure the privacy of users going forward.

During Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress, Sen. Orin Hatch asked Zuckerberg if Facebook would always be free.

Zuckerberg responded, “Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.”

Campground directory available

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2018 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color coding and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.