Thursday, August 28, 2014


Monday, July 21, 2014

Dennis William Hartranft and Eunice Irene Heimer, of Lehighton.

Lee Allen Constenbader Jr. and Ashley Patricia Schaefer, of Kunkletown.

Shawn Adam Skrimcovsky and Tara Amberly Marzen, of Jim Thorpe.

John Wilber Fox Bailey and Jennifer Lynn Mast, of Lehighton.

Luke Miller Graver and Sarahann Ahner, of Lehighton.

Martin Torgersen III and Ellen Rebecca Zanolini, of Weatherly.

Jonathan Michael Lobach and Tiffany Magon Smith, of Lehighton.

Eric William Whiteman and Tammy Lynn Kistler, of Lehighton.

Monday, July 21, 2014
@$:Mr. and Mrs. Jason Trubilla

Nicole Matsago and Jason Trubilla were united in marriage at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Orwigsburg during a 2 p.m. ceremony on June 21, 2014. The Rev. Darcy Reis officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her brother, James Matsago Jr., the bride is the daughter of Ruth and Dave Morgan of Zion Grove, and the late James Matsago Sr., formerly of Tuscarora. The groom is the son of Charles and Debra Trubilla of Deer Lake.

Monday, July 21, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Fernandez served in the U.S. Navy Seabees as a welder and blacksmith from 1951 to 1955.

Bob Fernandez of Albrightsville has spent 75 years gathering lore about the sport of boxing, creating a collection of stories that now compiles his second book, "Boxing in New Jersey: 1900-1999."

Fernandez, who was a member of Seabees Mobile Construction Battalion #3 and #5 during the Korean War, was driven to write his book by the Seabee slogan he has come to know so well: "Can Do, Will Do, Done."

Over the years, Fernandez discovered a love for boxing, and became a member of the International Veterans Boxing Association Ring #25.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Flexer Jr.

Sara Behler, daughter of Gerald and Diane Briggs of Tamaqua, and Francis Walter Flexer Jr., son of Francis and Louise Flexer Sr., also of Tamaqua, were united in marriage on Dec. 7, 2013, at Christ United Church of Christ in Barnesville.

The Rev. Janie Kline and the Rev. Merle Dech officiated the double ring ceremony.

Debbie Sweeney was the organist.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Kalie Behler was the maid of honor.

Gretchen Pucklavage was the flower girl.

The best man was Aaron Stepanchick.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hayman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hayman of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on July 18, 1964, by the Rev. Francis Walter at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Allentown.

Mrs. Hayman is the former Helen Cecelia Grimes, daughter of the late Blanche and Francis Grimes of Coalport.

Her husband is the son of Mary Hayman of Wilkes-Barre and the late Ralph Hayman.

Robert's brother Ronald Hayman served as best man at their wedding.

Helen's sister, Joyce Baker, was matron of honor.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hyska

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hyska of Jim Thorpe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18. They were married in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Hyska is the former Sheila Snyder, daughter of the late John and Lucy Snyder of Jim Thorpe. She is the owner/cosmetologist at Sheila's Cutting and Styling in Jim Thorpe.

Mr. Hyska is the son of Alberta Hyska of Fairless Hills and the late Leo Hyska. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Marian High School's Class of 1962's annual picnic will be held Sept. 13 at West Penn Grove.

Anyone interested is asked to call 570-952-8398 before Aug. 11.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Graver

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Graver recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 2, 1954.

Mrs. Graver is the former Connie L. Dietz, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dietz of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Reuben and Iris Graver of Lehighton.

They have four children: Stanley, and his wife, Elaine, and Ricky, and his wife Julie, all of Lehighton; Allen, and his wife Tammy, of Tamaqua; and Kerry, and his wife, Michelle, of Palmerton. They have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Members of the 1969 graduating class of Jim Thorpe High School will hold a breakfast get-together at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boulevard Drive-in, Route 443, Lehighton.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The fourth One-Room Elementary School Reunion in Franklin Township will be held Sept. 27 at the Franklin Township Fire Company on Fairyland Road in Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the following elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion: Long Run, Walcks-ville, Big Creek, Indian Hill, Harrity and Wagner schools.

If your address has changed since the last reunion, please let the organizers know by emailing or calling Althea at 610-377-3498, Patty at 610-751-0439 or Florence at 570-325-3118.