Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Arthur

Lori A. Melicharek and Glenn Arthur, both of Nesquehoning, were united in marriage on Oct. 18, 2014, at Meed's Methodist Church in Nesquehoning.

A reception followed in Jim Thorpe.

The bride is the daughter of Milan Melicharek of Tamaqua, who gave her in marriage, and Ester Dalmas of Macungie. She studied criminal justice at LCCC. She is now a homemaker and mother of three.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Panther Valley High School and is employed in the construction business.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sean Ryan McCormick and Amanda Marie Schlier, Palmerton.

Michael Joseph Mazar and Christina Renee Preen, Nesquehoning.

Matthew James Radocha and Debra Ann Binder, Lansford.

Matthew George Steigerwalt, Walnutport, and Erin Kathleen Kuhn, Jim Thorpe.

Norman Lynn Yuninger, Lancaster, and Paula Kay Eisenman, Walnutport.

Schuylkill County

Stephanie M. Krisak and Harry A. Heffelfinger, both of Tamaqua

Cheryl Ann Henne and Richard Allen Fryer, both of New Ringgold

Nancy L. Deskiewicz and Mark D. Ritschel, both of Andreas

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Louis Yelito and Elizabeth Hewitt

The engagement of Elizabeth Hewitt to Louis Yelito, both of Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas Hewitt of Lake Hauto and the late Dianne Hewitt. She is a 2003 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. She was previously employed at PPL in Hazleton, but is now a stay-at-home mother to son, Jager.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Dave Yelito of Coaldale and Diane Miller of Lake Hauto.

He is a 2000 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and is employed as a contractor with Master Builders.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

SANZI A son, John Brayden Sanzi, was born at 11:19 a.m. Oct. 29, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville to John Sanzi and Paula Peregrin Sanzi of Hazle Township.

He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are the late Joseph and Dorothy (Franck) Peregrin of Hazleton.

Maternal grandparents are Lynn Sanzi and the late John Sanzi of Hazle Township.

The baby's great-grandmothers are Mary Leshko of Hazleton and Elizabeth Sanzi of Hazle Township.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Ahner of Lehighton recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They were married in East Weissport by the Rev. Henry E. Samuels at St. Peter's E.C. Church on Oct. 9, 1965.

Mrs. Ahner is the former Barbara Hines, daughter of the late Clinton and Eva Hines. Mr. Ahner is the son of the late Willard and Beatrice Ahner of Long Run.

They are the parents of a son, Richard Jr., who passed away in 1997, and also a daughter, Wanda, and her friend, Henry Howell, of Mt. Pocono.

The Ahners have two grandsons: William (B.J.) Ahner and Tysiah Webb.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Van Uiter

Gerry and Joe Van Uiter of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 21, 1954, at St. Mark's Church in Brooklyn, New York, by the Rev. Lehey. They honeymooned at the Merry Hill Lodge in the Poconos.

Gerry is the daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Veltri of Brooklyn. Her husband is the son of the late Carlotta and Daniel Van Uiter, also of Brooklyn.

They settled in Staten Island, New York, after Joe's tour of duty during the Korean conflict.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Bronwyn Green and Austin Cseh

The engagement of Bronwyn Green to Austin Cseh has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Shawn and Nina Green of Palmerton. She is a graduate of Lock Haven University, where she studied health and physical education. She is employed as a health and physical education teacher at St. John Neumann Regional School.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Steven and Kim Cseh of Palmerton. He is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and is currently employed by the International Union of Bricklayers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Jenna Ferraraccio and Brett Diehl

John and Debbie Ferraraccio of DuBois have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Marie, to Brett Galen Diehl, son of Gerald and Cynthia Diehl of Lehighton.

The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of DuBois Area High School and a 2011 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in visual arts.

She is currently completing a master's degree in fine arts at Pennsylvania State University and will graduate in May 2015.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ellis of Penn Forest Township are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 21, 1959, at the Huguenot Reform Church in Staten Island, New York, by Dr. Winfield Burggraaff and the Rev. Charles Little, pastor.

Mrs. Ellis is the daughter of the late Ed and Gudron Hadden. Her husband is the son of the late Norman and Doris Ellis.

They have three children: Roger Ellis, Holly Ellis and Rick Ellis.

They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan N. Vavro

Ashley Marie Sabol, daughter of Donna and Thomas Sabol of Beaver Meadows, was united in marriage to Jonathan Neal Vavro, son of Anne and Frank Vavro of Andreas on May 31, 2014, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Tamaqua. The Rev. William Linkhorst officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Aimee Sabol of Beaver Meadows to be her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Stephanie White of Rochester, New York; Brianne Moyer of Tamaqua; and Chelsea Hoffman of Beaver Meadows.