Sunday, March 29, 2015
     
Announcements
Dustin Roth and Jill Andrews

The engagement of Jill K. Andrews of Jim Thorpe and Dustin Roth of Lehighton has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jason and Pearl Sheckler of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2010 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School.

She is currently enrolled at LCCC and will graduate in 2016 with a degree in business management.

She is currently employed at Atlantic Home Loans of Bethlehem.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Sandie Roth of Lehighton. He is a 2007 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Dustin Roth and Jill Andrews

The engagement of Jill K. Andrews of Jim Thorpe and Dustin Roth of Lehighton has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jason and Pearl Sheckler of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2010 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School.

She is currently enrolled at LCCC and will graduate in 2016 with a degree in business management.

She is currently employed at Atlantic Home Loans of Bethlehem.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Sandie Roth of Lehighton. He is a 2007 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Lillian Sally Popek

Lillian Sally Popek of Jim Thorpe celebrated her 90th birthday last month.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1925.

Lillian was the guest of honor at a birthday party given by her children at Dom 'n Ali's Steak and Seafood Restaurant.

Lillian is the wife of Theodore S. Popek Sr.

Together they have five children: two daughters and three sons.

On her special day Lillian was surrounded by her family, daughters Mary Katherine McHugh and Cyrillia Gavornik, and sons Ted Jr., Tim and Terry Popek and spouses.

PHOTO COURTESY RICH GEORGE

Palmerton High School Class of 1979 held its 35-year reunion Oct. 4 at Don Laine

Campground. Those attending include, front row from left, Kathi (Nothstein) Rehrig, Tom Payonk, Karen (Kolnik) Holubowski, Heidi Silliman, Lisa (George) Wenner, Andrea (Duschak) Zellner, Karen Green, Tina Haupt-Getz, Barb (Berger) Kreger, Peggy (Blynn) Shupp, Gwen (Frable) Keefer, Renee (Everett) Rapa, Joanne (Henry) Trimpi and Phil Latzgo. Second row, Chris Browne, Mark Suchon, Glenn Schoenberger, Brenda (Jones) Szuckics, Regina

Ronin Scott Sedam

A son, Ronin Scott Sedam, was born at 6:29 a.m. Jan. 18, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois, to Nicole and Conor Sedam of Chicago.

He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald and LaRae Hlavaty of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Scott and Jana Sedam of Novi, Michigan.

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Halabura

Jessica Bensinger, daughter of David and Margaret Bensinger of Tamaqua, and Travis Halabura, son of David and the late Suzette Halabura, also of Orwigsburg, were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 2014, at Bensinger Farms in Tamaqua.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Jennifer Bensinger as her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Heather Patrick and Stephanie Bastian. Harleigh Patrick was the flower girl.

The bridegroom chose Kyle Halabura as his best man.

Groomsmen included Matt Halabura and Justin Halabura.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gerber

Elda and Ralph Gerber of New Ringgold are celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 21, 1940, at Zion's Stone Church in Snyders by the late Rev. W.W. Moyer. They are lifelong members of Zion's Stone Church.

Mrs. Gerber is the former Elda Shellhamer, daughter of the late Eva and Morris Shellhamer of New Ringgold. Her husband is the son of the late Katie and Mahlon Gerber of New Ringgold.

The Gerbers have two daughters: Janice, wife of Walter Rudy of Bridgeville, Delaware; and Rhea, wife of Gerald Steigerwalt of New Ringgold.