Tuesday, January 27, 2015
     
Announcements
Shawn McArdle and Jillian Castaldi

Jillian Marie Castaldi of Scranton and Shawn Patrick McArdle of Nesquehoning have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter Martin and Renee Castaldi of Scranton.

She is a graduate of Misericordia University with a bachelor's of science in nursing. She is pursuing a master's degree in family health nurse practitioner at the University of Scranton.

She is currently employed as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Geisinger Community Medical Center.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of John and DelRey McArdle of Nesquehoning.

Shawn McArdle and Jillian Castaldi

Jillian Marie Castaldi of Scranton and Shawn Patrick McArdle of Nesquehoning have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter Martin and Renee Castaldi of Scranton.

She is a graduate of Misericordia University with a bachelor's of science in nursing. She is pursuing a master's degree in family health nurse practitioner at the University of Scranton.

She is currently employed as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Geisinger Community Medical Center.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of John and DelRey McArdle of Nesquehoning.

Birte "Chris" Grover

Birte "Chris" Grover, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Chris was born in Roskilde, Denmark, on Jan. 7, 1925.

She was a stewardess in her early 20s. She speaks five different languages, which certainly helped in her profession.

Chris met the love of her life, the late Niles Grover, who was a pilot, and they were married in 1948.

Chris was very active in the Weatherly Flower Club, of which she was president for many years. She's made many friends throughout the local area.

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

Anna Marie Glaush

A daughter, Anna Marie Glaush, was born at 11:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown to Sara and Jeremy Glaush of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her older brother, Noah, who is 5.

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Eckman

Jordan Mertz, daughter of Denise Mertz, and Mel Eckman, son of Malinda and Kyle Eckman, were united in marriage on Nov. 1, 2014, at Beltzville State Park.

Pastor Jim Dean officiated the ceremony.

Given in marriage by her brother, Tucker Mertz, the bride chose her sister, Avery Mertz, as her maid of honor.

Joseph Devereaux served as the best man.

Family and friends celebrated the nuptials in Lehighton following the wedding.

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.