Thursday, October 23, 2014
     
Announcements
William "Bill"  Fillingham

William "Bill" Fillingham of Parryville celebrated his 90th birthday on Oct. 21. He was born in Geneva, New York. He served in the United States Army in the China Burma India Theater during World War II as an MP.

After the service, he decided he would like to live in the Allentown area. He got a job at Western Electric, where he met his wife, the former Florence Shoenberger. They were married almost 59 years before her death in December of 2007.

Sarah E. Welsh and Joshua R. Donohue

The parents of Sarah E. Welsh of Hoboken, New Jersey, and Joshua R. Donohue of Jersey City, New Jersey, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Janet V. and David S. Welsh of Lansdale. A graduate of North Penn High School and Susquehanna University, she is employed as the regional educational executive at L'Oreal in New York City.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mary Ellen Donohue of Lake Hauto and the late Ricky H. Donohue, and the grandson of Beryl and Charles "Brum" Donohue of Tamaqua.

William "Bill"  Fillingham

William "Bill" Fillingham of Parryville celebrated his 90th birthday on Oct. 21. He was born in Geneva, New York. He served in the United States Army in the China Burma India Theater during World War II as an MP.

After the service, he decided he would like to live in the Allentown area. He got a job at Western Electric, where he met his wife, the former Florence Shoenberger. They were married almost 59 years before her death in December of 2007.

Special to the Times News

The fifth Parryville school reunion was held on Sept. 20 at Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. Class members who attended the reunion are, first row, from left: Marlene (Ellis) Reiner, Elaine (Souders) Seltzer, Betty (Souders) Nothstein, Florence (Wentz) Reed, Shirley (Rehrig) Greene, Romaine (Fritzinger) Hahn, Betty (Straup) Mertz, Alice (Ahner) Walck, Joan (Fritzinger) Frable and Phyllis (Kunkle) Koch. Second row, Keith Youse, Kathy Souders, Gloria (Koch) Heffelfinger, Berry Souders, Eileen (Miller) George, Sandra (Knauss) Edwish, Carol (Greene) Mertz, Rev.

Alexa Emery Becker

A daughter, Alexa Emery Becker, was born at 9:46 a.m. Sept. 12, 2014, at St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, to Stefanie and Michael Becker Jr. of Palmerton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by an older brother, Colin Micah, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Lois and Lewis Markley of Bowmanstown.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Maryann Becker of Lansford.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vegetabile

Elizabeth Jane Rodriguez, daughter of Juan and Valerie Rodriguez of Kunkletown, and Paul Lorenzo Vegetabile, son of John and Susan Vegetabile, also of Kunkletown, were united in marriage on April 12, 2014, at the Middlecreek Christian Church in Kresgeville.

The Rev. Steven Boothe, pastor, officiated the double ring ceremony. Ruth Ann Harvey was the pianist and Emily Alvin was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Angela Rodriguez of Kunkletown, to be her maid of honor.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 28, 1963, by the late Rev. Engle.

Mrs. Klotz is the former Mary Ann Labenburg, daughter of the late Gordon Angstead and the late Ellen Angstead. She is employed by the Times News in Lehighton.

Mr. Klotz is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Klotz Sr. He was self-employed as the owner at the former B&B Automotive Supply in Lehighton. He is now retired.