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Monday, July 6, 2015
Joyce Lorraine Cunfer

Joyce Lorraine Cunfer is celebrating her 90th birthday.

She was born July 7, 1925, to David and Annie Olewine in Palmerton.

She married Charles "Chick" Cunfer on April 13, 1944, in Bowmanstown.

Joyce has two sons: David Cunfer, married to Bonnie Harley, and James Cunfer, married to Tami Cunfer.

She is blessed with two grandchildren: David and Robin, and seven great-grandchildren.

Joyce also has two grand-dogs (Buster and Lily) and a grand-cat (Lucky).

Friday, July 3, 2015
G. Michael Kovacs and Michele Hoffman

Michele Hoffman and G. Michael Kovacs of Palmerton have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hoffman of New Tripoli.

Her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kovacs of Palmerton.

The couple are planning a wedding for Aug. 22 of this year.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Connie Biederman

Connie L. Biederman, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, recentlycelebrated her 91st birthday.

Born in Philadelphia on July 1, 1924, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Leona Oettle.

Connie graduated from the Philadelphia High School for girls in 1942.

Following graduation she went to work at theFederal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia, where she worked for 37 years. She started as a file clerk and later became assistantcoordinator.

She married the love of her life, Fred Biederman, in 1948.

Friday, July 3, 2015
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Lehighton High School Class of 1957 held its 58-year reunion June 20 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. There were 46 in attendance. The class contributes $5,000 annually to a scholarship fund which is awarded to two seniors who are members of the graduating class, with $2,500 going to a senior boy and $2,500 to a senior girl who are continuing their education in a four-year college. The class has been doing this since 2007. Thosein attendance at the reunion include, front from left, Robert Bottcher, Maureen (McLaughlin) Markley, Nancy (Bray) Wolfe and Merle Wolfe.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Joelle Snyder and Andrew Hurst

The engagement of Joelle Snyder of Annville to Andrew Hurst, also of Annville, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of James and Janet Snyder of Lehighton. She is a 2011 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in education. She is employed as a special-education teacher in the Lebanon School District.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Margaret Mae Marcavage

Margaret "Maggie" Mae Marcavage recentlycelebrated her 100thbirthday.

She was born June 25, 1915, on South Line Street in Frackville. She was the eldest of four daughters, born to Madgeline Mary (Bendrick) and Paul Marcavage.

She met and eventually married Paul A. Flail of Tamaqua on Feb. 17, 1931. They met at the now defunct Lakewood Park in Barnesville. They were married for 53 years when Paul passed away in June 1984.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Craig

Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Craig of Kunkletown are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

They were married July 5, 1975, in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Palmerton by the Rev. James Laubach Sr.

Mrs. Craig is the former Shirley Meinhart, daughter of the late Elmer and Evelyn Meinhart of Kunkletown.

Mr. Craig is the son of the late Archie D. and Pauline Craig of Kunkletown.

The couple is retired. They are active members of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Trachsville.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

GEORGE Ann Marie Hoffman and Richard Douglas George Sr. of Tamaqua welcomed a son to their family on June 8.

Richard Douglas George Jr. was born in the Pottsville Hospital, weighing in at 7 pounds. He was 20 inches long.

Paternal grandparents are Tracey George and Scott Neff. Maternal grandparents are Sue Hoffman and the late Robert C. Hoffman.

Great-grandparents are Edgar and Shirley Weber.

The new member of the family was welcomed home by a brother, Tony Claypoole.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Phoenix James Derr

DERR A son, Phoenix James Derr, was born at 2:33 p.m. June 3, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest to Tara Joy and Daniel John Derr of Lehighton.

He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older brother, Parker Ashtin Derr, who is 3.

Maternal grandparents are Paul and Vicky (Eckhart) Kocher of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are the late Franklin and Deborah Derr.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Xylia Nova Lindner

LINDNER A daughter, Xylia Nova Lindner, was born at 4:03 p.m. on May 23, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Amanda Raub of Palmerton and Jeremy Lindner of Lehighton.

She weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 17.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by an older sister, Payge Lindner, who is 13.

Maternal grandparents are Mary and LaMont Raub.

Paternal grandparents are Norine Burghardt and Richard Lindner.