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Monday, November 21, 2011
Faith Faust

Faith Faust, a resident of Heritage Hill, recently celebrated her 94th birthday. She was born in Plymouth, Pa. on Nov. 20, 1917.

She spent her early years at Scales Siding near White Haven and attended a one-room schoolhouse there. She later attended Ripples School and graduated from Foster High School.

After high school Faith met the man she would later marry, Robert C. Faust. They courted until "Bob" returned from World War II and were married on May 1, 1946. They have been married for 65 years.

Monday, November 21, 2011
Ardie Helmer

Ardie Helmer, a resident of The Village in Palmerton, celebrated his 96th birthday recently. He was born on Nov. 10, 1915. A family party was held to mark this special occasion.

Ardie has three children, Linda, wife of David Bergey of Ambler, Pa.; Bill, husband of Barbara Helmer of Phillipsburg, N.J.; and David, husband of Carol Helmer of Lehighton.

He also has three grandchildren, Chad, husband of Jennifer Helmer of Allentown; Mark Bergey of Ohio; and Susan Bergey of New Jersey. Ardie also has a great-grandson, Sean Helmer.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Linda J. Straub and Philip E. Pace Jr., 119 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale

Mary E. Berk and Stanley A. Stine, 416 N. Keim St., New Ringgold

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Godard

Megan Smith, daughter of David and Nancy Smith, Lehighton, and Brian Godard, son of Robert and Carolyn Godard, Chesire, Conn., were wed July 9, 2011 at Ben Salem United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

The Rev. Michael McGowan officiated the double ring ceremony. Adele Kunkle played the organ while Brettany Smith, cousin of the bride, was the vocalist.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Reigel

Connie L. Kemmerer of Summit Hill, became the bride of Jeffrey A. Reigel of Tamaqua, on July 23, 2011 at St. John's Evangelical Church in Mahoning Valley.

The Rev. Dody Siegfried officiated at the double ring ceremony. Colleen Rudelitsch presided at the organ.

The bride is the daughter of the late Carl and Jean Kemmerer of Lehighton.

She chose her sister, Bonnie Barry of Virginia Beach, Va., to serve as her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Dottie Barthomew of Breinigsville, Pa.; Janice Reigel of Tamaqua; and Amanda Reigel of Hughesville, Md.

Monday, November 14, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Ritschel

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Ritschel of Andreas will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18.

They were married in Salem United Church of Christ, Allentown, by the Rev. Charles Zweizig.

Mrs. Ritschel is the former Carol J. Hartzell, daughter of the late Penroy and Edith (Shook) Hartzell of Allentown.

Mr. Ritschel is the son of the late Joseph and Helena (Beltz) Ritschel of Trexlertown.

The Ritschels have two children, Mark D. Ritschel and Denise K., wife of Brian M. Craig.

Monday, November 14, 2011

James Howard Dreher and Theresa Marietta Hunsicker, 6 Pine St., Lehighton.

George Gregory Cedergorg Jr. and Rachel Ann Connor, 325 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Monday, November 14, 2011
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Dirnberer at the Ruins of Ephesus, Turkey

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Dirnberger of West Penn Township celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise from Italy to Turkey. The couple was married May 3, 1986.

The two-week cruise, taken this summer, included stops in Athens and Turkey, where they spent several days touring Istanbul, Kusadasi and the Ruins of Ephesus.

They also visited the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini. On the return trip, visits were made to Naples, the Ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ronald Bruce Minnich and Sharon Kay Green, 608 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton.

Anthony Julio Riggio and Amy Mellissa Blickley, 2645 Hahns Dairy Road, Palmerton.

Robert Paul Mahoney, 349 S. Hokendauqua Drive, Apt. 2, Northampton, and Nicole Elizabeth Hamilton, 339 S. Third St., Lehighton.

Michael Ralph Weil, 6340 Interchange Road, Lehighton, and Stefanie Nicole Thomas, 170 Fairview Ave., Wind Gap.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Margaret A. Marino and Frank Yusella, 401 Gay St., Tamaqua.

Megan E. Carl and Russell G. Kichline, 33 S. Harrison St., McAdoo.

Brandi A. Skymba and Jason W. Steigerwalt, 162 E. Phillips St., Coaldale.

Kristen M. Seddon and Eric D. Brassington, N. Main St., Mahanoy City.

Allicia A. Oswald and Arlin P. Greene, 98 Water Wheel Road, New Ringgold.