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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Smith of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 31, 1964, at First United Church of Christ in Palmerton.

Mrs. Smith is the daughter of the late George and Virginia Stocker of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late George and Louise Smith, also of Lehighton.

The celebrants have two children, Jeff, and his wife, Shelly, of Lehighton, and Jason, and his wife, Tina, of Jim Thorpe.

They have two grandchildren, Nathan Smith and Jena Smith, both of Lehighton.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
William "Bill"  Fillingham

William "Bill" Fillingham of Parryville celebrated his 90th birthday on Oct. 21. He was born in Geneva, New York. He served in the United States Army in the China Burma India Theater during World War II as an MP.

After the service, he decided he would like to live in the Allentown area. He got a job at Western Electric, where he met his wife, the former Florence Shoenberger. They were married almost 59 years before her death in December of 2007.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Special to the Times News

The fifth Parryville school reunion was held on Sept. 20 at Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. Class members who attended the reunion are, first row, from left: Marlene (Ellis) Reiner, Elaine (Souders) Seltzer, Betty (Souders) Nothstein, Florence (Wentz) Reed, Shirley (Rehrig) Greene, Romaine (Fritzinger) Hahn, Betty (Straup) Mertz, Alice (Ahner) Walck, Joan (Fritzinger) Frable and Phyllis (Kunkle) Koch. Second row, Keith Youse, Kathy Souders, Gloria (Koch) Heffelfinger, Berry Souders, Eileen (Miller) George, Sandra (Knauss) Edwish, Carol (Greene) Mertz, Rev.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vegetabile

Elizabeth Jane Rodriguez, daughter of Juan and Valerie Rodriguez of Kunkletown, and Paul Lorenzo Vegetabile, son of John and Susan Vegetabile, also of Kunkletown, were united in marriage on April 12, 2014, at the Middlecreek Christian Church in Kresgeville.

The Rev. Steven Boothe, pastor, officiated the double ring ceremony. Ruth Ann Harvey was the pianist and Emily Alvin was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Angela Rodriguez of Kunkletown, to be her maid of honor.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Anthony MichaelCheehan and LaurenElizabeth Yurick, Summit Hill.

Glenn Howard Arthur and Lori Ann Melicharek, Nesquehoning.

Caleb Allen Shilko and Melissa Anne Ervin, Palmerton.

Christopher Michael McCullion and Tiffany Marie Lilly, Lehighton.

Devon Francis Mickey and Julie ElizabethCorbett, Lehighton.

Scott Alan Gillespie Jr., Coplay, and Carissa Lee Borger Kemp, Lehighton.

Gerald Lee Wentz and Nichole Ann Rivera, Jim Thorpe.

Michael Sanfilippo Jr., Weatherly, and Laina Marie Noelle Wilkinson, Hazleton.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Alexa Emery Becker

A daughter, Alexa Emery Becker, was born at 9:46 a.m. Sept. 12, 2014, at St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, to Stefanie and Michael Becker Jr. of Palmerton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by an older brother, Colin Micah, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Lois and Lewis Markley of Bowmanstown.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Maryann Becker of Lansford.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Slatington High School Class of 1952 held its 62-year reunion Sept. 27 at the Emerald Fire Company. The following 27 classmates attended. Front row, from left, Robert House, Ann (Green) Loy, Mary (Hewitt) Hallman, Judith (Lentz) Shiner, Melisse (Phillips) O'Brien, Mary Jane (Smith) Sheckler and Pearl (Hamm) Follweiler. Second row, Patricia (Kuhnsman) House, Gloria (Engle) Kravetz, Theo (Jones) Elias, Roy Dengler, Howard Hamm and Abner Merkel.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 57th anniversary with a two-day reunion the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4. The event was held at the Best Western Plus in

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 28, 1963, by the late Rev. Engle.

Mrs. Klotz is the former Mary Ann Labenburg, daughter of the late Gordon Angstead and the late Ellen Angstead. She is employed by the Times News in Lehighton.

Mr. Klotz is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Klotz Sr. He was self-employed as the owner at the former B&B Automotive Supply in Lehighton. He is now retired.