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Monday, August 22, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1956 recently hosted its 55-year reunion. The event took place on Aug. 5 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Those attending included, front row from left: Joan Miller Dunkle, Jane Weaver Daily, Shirley Goldberg Snyder, Jean Hunsicker Moser, Margaret Rex Zatsko, Janet Andrew Magee, Rose Hammel Frantz, Judith Kistler Harris, Barbara Gresh Mustacchio, Doris Dietz Schaeffer, Joan Mertz Nothstein, LaRae Semmel Fink, Nancy Ziegenfus Markley and Joann Gyuricsek Finkbiner.

Monday, August 22, 2011
Anastasia Hinkle

Anastasia Hinkle, Palmerton, recently celebrated her 85th birthday. Born July 17, 1926, she was one of eight children born in Palmerton to John and Kathryn Hishta.

She grew up on Princeton Ave-West, and in the 1930s her family built a home on the newly constructed 100 block of Franklin Avenue. She graduated from Palmerton High School in 1944 and organized over 50 years of reunions for the class, including the last "hurrah" reunion she is currentlyplanning.

Anastasia was married to Abner Hinkle in 1952 and had two sons.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Heather E. Smolick and Rocci A. Schuima III, 258 Brown St., Tamaqua.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vincent Jason Kasarda and Jennifer Lynn DeFrancisco, 92 E. Market St., Tresckow.

James Scott Filbert and Julia Marie Postupack, 2 Broad St., Beaver Meadows.

Russell John Skrincosky and Robin Ann Skrincosky, 336 Coal St., Lehighton.

Friday, August 19, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. John Rarick

John and Dorothy Rarick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

They were married on Aug. 21, 1961 in Claysburg, Pa., by the Rev. Joe Steinert.

Mrs. Rarick is the former Dorothy Evans, daughter of the late Thomas and Olive Evans of Coaldale. Mr. Rarick is the son of Margaret Willing and the late John W. Rarick of Tamaqua.

Mrs. Rarick worked at Bright's department store, A&P supermarket in Tamaqua and for Lehigh Asphalt/Glasgow Contracting in Andreas for 27 years. Her husband worked at Parish Steel, Reading, for 33 years.

Friday, August 19, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Griffiths

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Griffiths of Hometown are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 19, 1961.

Mrs. Griffiths is the former Irene Derzak, daughter of the late Bernie and Mary Derzak of Coaldale.

Mr. Griffiths is the son of the late E. Franklin Griffiths Sr. and Mabel Griffiths of Tamaqua.

The couple has two children: a daughter, Kelly Cerimele, who resides at home; and a son, Scott, who resides in Coaldale with his wife, Marie.

They have four grandchildren: Sindle Griffiths, Dominic Cerimele, and Dustin and Sasha Kranch.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scott James Nierer and Kimberly Ann Smith, 322 S. First St., Lehighton.

Christopher Allen White and Janine Nichole Peck, 47 Stedman Ave., Lehighton.

Patrick Ronald King and Tara Louise Thomson, 20 Sand Hill Ext., Georgia, Vt.

Wesley Richard Hablett and Jacy Marie Albert, 160 Scenic View, Lehighton.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1971 will host its 40-year anniversary reunion on Sept. 17 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

The reunion committee is still in need of current addresses for a few "missing" class members, including John V. Garrett, Michael E. Porvaznik, Thomas J. Demyanovich Robbins, Frances A. Sharpe Schmell and Kenneth J. Valentine.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jennifer Badowski and Michael Strohl, 214 Patterson St., Tamaqua.

Shonna L. Murphy, 66 Grier Avenue, Barnesville, and Ryan L. Genery, 68 Grier Avenue, Barnesville.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Palmerton High School Class of 1971 held its 40-year reunion on Aug. 6 at Hideaway Hills in Kresgeville. Those attending included, front row from left: Jane (Henning) Ivol and Susan (Honshiko) Zigenfus. Second row, Christine (Bobst) Ruth, Joanne (Beer) Christman, Donna (Gimbor) Capuano, Margaret (Tyhala) Westbrook and Joan (Rute) Lesko. Third row, Laurel (Meinhart) Taschler, Sandi (Danner) Shook, Susan (Kuehner) Zavagansky, Debby (Anewalt) Bezerak, Margaret (Beers) Schneider, Conrad George and Douglas Bonser.