In Molly's Memory
Herb Kavash donates money and plaque to North Wales Area Library in memory of Molly Kavash
Herb Kavash said his wife, Molly Kavash, was completely enthusiastic about everything in the community.
“North Wales was her town,” he said. “She was involved in a lot of things.”
On June 19, Herb Kavash — accompanied by family members and friends — donated $2,231.50 and a plaque to the North Wales Area Library in memory of Molly Kavash, who died two years ago.
The money came from contributions to her memorial fund, according to Herb Kavash.
He said the library, located at 233 S. Swartley St., has received $2,481.50 overall in donations from the fund.
Herb Kavash said he also donated $2,581.50 to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 211 S. Main St., and $100 to the North Wales Community Foundation from the same memorial fund.
Molly Kavash had a special affinity for the library according to Herb Kavash.
He said Molly’s mother, Ada Maag, played a primary role in starting the library several years ago.
According to Herb Kavash, the woman instilled the desire in Molly and her sisters to become avid readers.
“Molly was dedicated to the betterment of the North Wales community and very proud of the library’s growth and success,” Herb Kavash said during the brief ceremony. “She was a very happy person and was delighted about having a library in North Wales. Her involve- ment was enthusiastic.”
Herb Kavash asked that the library donation be utilized for general operations expenses, according to Jayne Blackledge, the library’s executive director.
Molly Kavash, who worked as the registrar of vital records for Pennsylvania for nearly 40 years and served on many local committees, died in May 2011 from complications related to lung cancer at the age of 81.
She served on many local committees, including the North Wales Shade Tree Commission and the North Wales Historical Society.
Shortly after Molly Kavash’s death, North Wales council honored her by attaching her name to a second-floor meeting room at borough hall.