Recently, death claimed Robert Nenow, an iconic Carbon County figure revered by generations. Nenow, who operated Nenow's Dynasty Karate in Palmerton, was a gifted martial arts instructor and a valuable mentor to young people.
As a young man, I was privileged to train under Grandmaster Nenow. Aside from self-defense instruction, Nenow taught students lessons of life-long value. I remember topics about respect for others and self, perserverance, humility, courage, faith and patriotism.