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Friday, August 6, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Derr

Tara Joy Kocher, daughter of Paul and Vicky Kocher of Lehighton, and Daniel John Derr, son of the late Franklin and Deborah Derr, were wed on June 26, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lehighton.

The Rev. Robert VonFrisch and the Rev. Guy Grube officiated at the double ring ceremony. Dwight Weaver was the organist while Brian Hoffner was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Dawn Mriss, Lehighton, as matron of honor. Stephanie Ahner, Lehighton, was a bridesmaid. Brynn Mriss, the bride's niece, was the flower girl.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Robert Joseph Miller Jr., 3 Park Ave., Nesquehoning, and Amy Tristan Zubek, 242 S. Chestnut St., Summit Hill.

Jeremy Nansteel and Sarah Jean Thigpen, 443 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Kevin Patrick Bailey and Angelique Mary Papay, 8882 Deer Rd., Slatington.

Kyle David Heydt and Ashley Marie Ferrence, 65 Anthony Lane, Palmerton.

Friday, August 6, 2010
Erin Shober and Terry Bonner

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Shober of Summit Hill announce the engagement of their daughter Erin, to Terry Bonner of Nesquehoning.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University and is currently employed as a teacher at Panther Valley Elementary School.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Kutztown University and is employed as a teacher at Panther Valley Middle School.

A June 2011 wedding is planned.

Friday, August 6, 2010
Dan Wechsler and Jenna Kuder

The engagement of Jenna Kuder to Dan Wechsler has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Russell and Susan Kuder of Lehighton. She is a 2006 graduate of Mansfield University. She is employed as a manager at Claire's.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Ken and Liz Wechsler of Coplay. He is a graduate of Temple University and the University of Dayton School of Law. He is employed by Amato and Associates.

A wedding is being planned for April 2012.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Connie M. Javorka and Roman Rivera Jr., 172 Market St., Cumbola, Blythe Township.

Jackie L. Fenstermacher and William W. Greising Jr., 236 Mahanoy St., Nuremberg.

Kirsten A. Schramm and Gary E. Smith, 246 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua.

Valerie Coll and Lynn E. York II, 244 Cedar St., Tamaqua.

Brenda J. Ferrence and James J. Matula, 719 E. Ridge St., Lansford.

Molly A. Pieracini and Keith J. Horan, 1031 Clamtown Road, Tamaqua.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Anna Kitchko

Anna Kitchko a resident at Weatherwood, formerly of Nesquehoning, celebrated her 95th birthday on July 11.

She is the widow of Samuel Kitchko who passed away in 1965. She has a daughter, Judith, of Nesquehoning, and a son, Sam, who also resides in Nesquehoning with his wife Michele. Anna has two grandchildren: Michael of Feasterville, and Samantha, wife of Nino Logan of Virginia Beach, Va. and a great grandson Xander Logan.

A family celebration was held in her honor at the pavilion at Weatherwood.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Owen Stephen Ruch

RUCH A son, Owen Stephen Ruch, was born at 1:28 p.m. on April 21, 2010 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Lyndsey Kunkel and Matthew Ruch of New Ringgold.

He weighed 8 pounds and measured 21.5 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Renee Kunkel, Tamaqua, and the late Stephen Kunkel.

Paternal grandparents are Carl and Charlene Ruch of New Ringgold.

Maternal great-grandparents are Donald and Diana Kunkel of Tamaqua and Marie Mistal of Tamaqua.

Owen was baptized at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tamaqua on June 13.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder if 313 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 29.

They were married in Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. Prior to retiring, she had been employed by the Borough of Tamaqua, for 25 years, as the borough secretary.

Her husband is a disabled veteran with more than 16 years of service with the U.S. Army. He is retired from the former Diversified Metals Corporation, Hometown, where he had been employed as plant superintendent.

Friday, July 30, 2010
Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown

BROWN A son, Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown, was born at 3:23 p.m. on June 18, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Amy Sue Frohnheiser-Brown and Robert Willard Brown of Lehighton.

He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces aand measured 20 1/2 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his big sister, Lillian Brown, 8.

Maternal grandparents are Clayton and Brenda Frohnheiser, Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Robert and the late Kay Brown, Lehighton.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1995 is planning its 15th reunion.

Classmates interested in attending should send their current address to Terri Fritzinger Williams 338 West Abbott St., Lansford, PA 18232 or