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Announcements

Monday, December 19, 2011
Aaron Elvis Raub Jr.

A son, Aaron Elvis Raub Jr., was born to Trisha L. Strohl and Aaron E. Raub, both of Palmerton, at 4:06 a.m., on Nov. 1, 2011, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus.

He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 21.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Cynthia Greensweig and Walter Strohl of Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Mary Catherine Raub and Lamont Raub of Palmerton.

Monday, December 19, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 held its 40th anniversary reunion at the New England Fire Company on Oct. 22.

Friday, December 16, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Palmerton High School Class of 1956 gathered for a 55-year reunion on Oct. 8 at the Blue Ridge Country Club. Thirty-three classmates were present. Those attending included, front from left, Lois (Buck) Walton, Joan (Shuster) Turko, Carol (Hahn) Simcoe, Anita (Pelosi) Harry, Mary (Gulla) Haja, Theresa (Hadinger) Kresge and Marlene (Kresge) Greenwood. Second row, George Grohotolski, Ruth (Haydt) Warner, Donna (Wagner) Merkel, Grace (Visnosky) Ashner, Margaret (Griffith) Ward, Alice (Eckhart) Frable, Annette (Halmi) Wargo and Jim Beers.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pacitti

Carla Baran, daughter of Gregg and Cleo Baran of Tamaqua, and Joseph R. Pacitti, son of Joseph M. Pacitti and Christine Pacitti, and the late Patricia Ann Pacitti of Barto, Pa., were united in marriage on July 2, 2011 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. George Dimopoulos and the Rev. Nicholas Palis. The string duo of Ryan Stewart and Ian Karraker performed for the ceremony.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Michael Gauriloff and Brittany O'Keefe

The engagement of Brittany O'Keefe, Mahopac, N.Y., to Michael Gauriloff, also of Mahopac, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Keefe of Mahopac. She is a 2003 graduate of Mahopac High School and received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Hartford in 2007. She is currently employed as a milieu manager at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, N.Y.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gauriloff of Lehighton, formerly of Middletown, N.Y.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A son, Gunnar James Wentz, was born at 12:16 p.m. Nov. 18, 2011 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Kimberly and Corey Wentz of Palmerton. He weighed 3 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 18 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older sister, Cora Audrey, 5, and his half-sister Alyssa Marie, 16.

Maternal grandparents are Mary Ann Berger, Bowmanstown, and the late Terry James Berger.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wentz Jr.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Kristy Rodgers and Tyler Berger

Kristy Rodgers and Tyler Berger, both of Lehighton, has announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Allison and Jeff Adams and Will Rodgers, all of Jim Thorpe. She is employed by The ReDCo Group.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Duane and Koriena Berger of Lehighton. He is employed by J&R Slaw.

A June 9, 2012 wedding is being planned.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Brenda E. Hanlon and Michael D. Hannock, 94 Grier Ave., Barnesville.

Diane M. Moran and Gary Forster, 189 Hillside Lane, New Ringgold.

Louise J. Steele and Raymond H. Jelley, 168 Lincoln Drive, Tamaqua.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jacquelyn A. Zehner and Randy G. Clemson, 257 Golf Road, Walker Township.

Candice M. Melendez and Kyle W. Miller, 226 W. Cottage Ave., Tamaqua.

Michelle L. Walker and Michael S. Prince, 530 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Stephanie M. Zirolo and Michael J. Schartel, 114 Market St., Tamaqua.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
@$:Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Wargo

Bernard J. and Darlene Y. Wargo of Summit Hill recently celebrated their golden anniversary of 50 years.

They were married on Dec. 2, 1961 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Summit Hill, by the Rev. Milton A. May.

Mrs. Wargo is the former Darlene Yvonne Brownmiller, daughter of the late Levi Charles and Darlene Fayette Brownmiller of Summit Hill.

Her husband is the son of the late John Stephen and Anna Wargo also of Summit Hill.