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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Allentown resident serves aboard USS Sterett

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in

An Allentown native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS Sterett.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Master is a fire controlman aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer operating out of San Diego, Calif.

A Navy fire controlman is responsible for weapon systems aboard the ship.

“I like that my job gives me the chance to work with the weapons systems,” Master said.

volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·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.

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 and older.

Contact Linda Merkel at 610-432-4200 or director@americaonwheels.org.

Althea M. Oswald

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Ironton

Althea M. Oswald, 84, of New Tripoli, formerly of Coplay, died May 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Sterling A. Oswald.

Born July 1, 1933, in Ironton, she was the daughter of the late Morris M. and Ida Mae (Warke) Muthard.

Her survivors include children Gregory S. Oswald and his fiancée Samantha T. Johnson of New Tripoli, Linda M. and her husband, Harvey L. Yerger of Coplay, Brenda J. and her husband, Kerry L. Baldwin,with whom she resided; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Richard R. Cole

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

building mechanic at Agere

Richard R. Cole, 67, of Allentown, died May 8, 2018.

He and his wife Kathleen A. (Weikel) Cole were married 46 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard J. Cole and June (Wagner) Zoppi, and stepson of Vincent Zoppi.

He was a building mechanic at the former Western Electric and Agere for 32 years.

Cena M. Adam

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Cena M. Adam, 99, of New Tripoli, died May 12, 2018, in The Summit Nursing and Rehab Center, Lehighton.

She was the widow of Paul V. Adam.

Born in Orefield, she was the daughter of the late David F. and Edna (Ross) Schaffer.

A proofreader for the Morning Call from 1956 to 1979, she later was an assembler for General Electric until she retired.

She was a member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill in New Tripoli.

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 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.”

Jane Hammel

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Jane Hammel, 88, of Exton, formerly of Newtown Square, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Sunrise of Exton Senior Living.

She was the wife of the late Warlyn F.V. Hammel.

Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Alvin O. and Perma T. (Kuhns) Peters.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and worked as a registered nurse at various health care institutions in the Philadelphia area.