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Announcements

Monday, September 13, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Lehighton High School Class of 1948 held its 62nd-year class reunion on Aug. 25 at The Terrace Restaurant in Walnutport with 31 class members attending. They included, front row from left: Theodore David, Gloria Lichtenwalter Campbell, Ann Buck Schumacher, Philip Paulsen, Janet Daugherty Alger, James Wentz and Ruth Smith. Second row, Dorothea Lacko Peters, Bernice Steigerwalt Kleintop, Beverly Kern David, Wayne Bauchspies, Fernley Palmer and Lawrence Andreas.

Friday, September 10, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Fritz

Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Fritz of Andreas recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 27, 1960 by the late Rev. Wilbur Moyer.

They are members of St. Peter's Church, Mantzville.

Mrs. Fritz, the former Lorraine Berger, is the daughter of the late Arthur and Marian (Hagenbuch) Berger. Mr. Fritz is the son of the late John and Margaret (Hoppes) Fritz.

They have a daughter Deborah, wife of William Mooney, and a granddaughter, Miranda.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Third Parryville School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Franklin Township Fire Company. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

Deadline for reservations has been extended to Sept. 18. Letters with information and the cost were previously sent to classmates. Those wishing to reserve their place should send a check made payable Parryville School Reunion and mailed to Irene Hopstock, 1375 Cherry Hill Rd., Palmerton, PA 18071. For more information call Hopstock at (610) 377-1646.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Matthew Jarrod Patrick, 275 S. First St., Lehighton, and Emily Virginia Mieczkowski, 328 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton.

Mark Michael Marek and Rose Marie Cashel, 585 McIntosh Lane, Andreas.

Scott Allen Rex and Leeann Marie Heine, 729 N. First St., Lehighton.

Christopher Allen Luther and Kathleen Helene Kukk, 40 Mill Drive, Tamaqua.

Michael Joseph Matyascik and Crystal Joann Neff, 9173 Schantz Rd., Breinigsville.

Michael Anthony Wieand, 189 S. Fourth St., Lehighton, and Ashley Marie Kobal, 311 W. Water St., Lansford.

Friday, September 10, 2010
Aubrey AnnCostenbader

A daughter, Aubrey Ann Costenbader, was born at 2:48 a.m. on June 11, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Jennifer and David Costenbader of Palmerton. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Jeff George and Carolyn Smiley, Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Rose Costenbader, also of Palmerton.

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Alan James Wehr

Amanda Nicole Scott, daughter of Thomas and Susan Scott, Palmerton, became the bride of Alan James Wehr, son of Mark and Julie Wehr, Slatington, on May 15, 2010, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington. The Rev. Russell F. Haab officiated the double ring ceremony. Joanne Perich was the organist; and the bride's brother, Thomas Scott Jr., Palmerton, was the greeter.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose her cousin, Amber Crepezzi, Palmerton, as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Scott, Jessup, Md., cousin of the bride; and Lisa Saluta, Catasauqua.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Evan Mitchell Levitz and Danielle Louise Snerr, 44 Coal St., Jim Thorpe.

Rafael Alfonso Ruiz and Lauren Laviola, 28 Rose Ave., Southampton, N.Y.

Joseph Paul Farber, 155 Beers Country Rd., Palmerton, and Lynn Marie Thomas, 395 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

David Thomas Gore and Jessica Michelle Lafong, 248 W. Blaine St., McAdoo.

Michael Richard Giovatto and Melinda Maldonado, 381 S. Third St., Apt. C, Lehighton.

Jeremy Donald Witner, 320 Entwistle St., Weatherly, and Rachel Ann Selert, 1245 Quakake Rd., Weatherly.

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Miller

Negril, Jamaica, was the setting for the Aug. 14 wedding of Amanda F. Scheitrum and Daniel Miller.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Misericordia University.

She is currently pursuing a master's degree in clinical psychology at Chestnut Hill College.

Mr. Miller is a 2004 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and is currently emloyed as a machinist, at Dalla's Machine Shop in Schnecksville.

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Oliver Griffin  Ruggeri

A son, Oliver Griffin Ruggeri, was born to Cara and Joseph Ruggeri of Coopersburg on July 31, at 12:58 a.m., in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Allen and Theresa Griffin of Hometown.

Paternal grandparents are Janice and Joe Ruggeri of Hometown. Paternal great-grandparents are Nancy Ruggeri of Hometown and the late Joseph Ruggeri.

Oliver was welcomed home by an older brother, Gabriel Ruggeri, age 2.

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Brown, Lehighton, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 2, 1950 in Jacob's U.C.C. Church, Weissport.

Mrs. Brown is the former Dorothy Bachman, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bachman. She is retired from Scotties Fashions, Lehighton.

Her husband, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, is retired from Kraft Foods, Fogelsville.