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Announcements

Monday, November 22, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett McCall

Mary Ellen and Emmett McCall of Lansford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12.

They were married in the former St. Michael's Catholic Church, Lansford, by the late Rev. Thomas Edwards, cousin of the bridegroom. The late Monsignor Joseph Baron, pastor, was the Mass celebrant.

Mrs. McCall is the daughter of the late George and Helen Sniscak of Lansford. Her husband is the son of the late Patrick and Helen McCall of Mahoning Valley.

Monday, November 22, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ulshafer

April Lynn Strohl, daughter of Edward and Antoinette Strohl of Palmerton, and Bill Ulshafer, son of James and Jean Sherry of Lehighton, were united in marriage on May 8, 2010 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. Christian Morrison, mayor of Tamaqua, officiated the double ring ceremony.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Zellner of Summit Hill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18. They were married in St. Mark's Church, Mauch Chunk, in 1959.

Standing for them were Judith Beely Thomas of New Jersey and Daniel Marsolick of Summit Hill.

The Zellners have four children: Aura Lee, Martin, Lisa and Charles Jr. They have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A dinner was held at Costello's Restaurant in Coaldale to celebrate the special occasion.

Friday, November 19, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1970 celebrated its 40th anniversary with a reunion, Labor Day weekend at the Tamaqua Elks Lodge. Class members in attendance included front row from left: Patsy Rarick Shoudt, Marilyn Zeigler Motley, Kathy Wehr Shoemaker, Patty Sherry DeLay, KayAnn Wehry Oertner, Mary Ann Camerini Deeble, Gloria Smulligan Forte. Second row, Anthony Forte, Lynda Walton Martian, Barb Nelson, Barbara Usowski Ferguson, Betty Ann Bubble Waidell, Georgeanne Boyle Knowles, Diane Keich Carroll, Deborah Walters Kurtz, Barbara Hartman, Lonnie Reed Dermo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Patricia A. Rehrig and Daniel A. Dunn, 30 Greenwood St., Coaldale.

Natalie A. Opella and Stephen M. Phy, 726 Bar Claw Way, Madison, Wis. Opella is formerly of Mahanoy City.

Beth A. McCarthy, 718 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, and Edward D. Zanders Jr., 40 Hahns Dairy Road, Palmerton.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dovale

Tara McArdle and Oscar Dovale were united in marriage on July 31, 2010, at the basilica of Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, in a double ring ceremony.

The daughter of George and Jane Culver of Jim Thorpe, and William McArdle, also of Jim Thorpe, the bride was given in marriage by her mother.

Her sister, Lisa Butrymowicz of Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J. was the matron of honor. The bridegroom's sister, Ema Paula Dovale of Lanheses, was a bridesmaid.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Emma (Smith) Brown

Emma (Smith) Brown, a resident of the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, with a party attended by family and friends.

Brown was born Nov. 16, 1910 in Little Gap and grew up in Stroh's Valley. She attended school in one-room school houses.

She was married to Allen Samuel Brown, raising three stepchildren and a son, David.

Along with being a homemaker, she helped on the family farm and also was housekeeper for several clients. She also worked in a dress factory for 2 1/2 years.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Borger

Gene and Sandy Borger of Kresgeville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29.

Mr. Borger is the son of the late Leroy and Esther (Buskirk) Borger. Mrs. Borger is the daughter of the late William Getz and Madalyn (Griffith) Getz.

A surprise party was hosted in their honor by their children, with 90 guests and family members enjoying an evening of dinner and dancing.

The Borgers have two children: a daughter, Donna Diehl, wife of Chip; and a son, Douglas Borger, and his fiancee Arlene Dunkleberger, all of Kunkletown.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tamara Rogers and Matthew Tirpak

The engagement of Tamara Rogers, Coaldale, to Matthew Tirpak, also of Coaldale, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melissa and Robert MacDonald of Lansford, and Todd Rogers Sr. of Coaldale.

She is a 2004 graduate of Panther Valley High School and is employed by Hiles Bros.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Janel Tirpak of Summit Hill.

He is a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School. He is employed by the family business, Northeast Chemical & Supply.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. LaClair

Keri Sue Harris, daughter of Peggy Sue O'Donnell of Jim Thorpe and George and Patricia Harris of Lehighton, and Jeremy LaClair, son of Phil and Jill LaClair of Evans Mills, N.Y., were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe. The Rev. James Ward officiated at the double ring ceremony. Karen Horvath was the organist, while the bride's aunt, Tracy-Jo Strohl of Poughkeepsie, was the vocalist.