Thursday, August 28, 2014


Friday, July 18, 2014

Amber Ann Barron and Christopher Sinn, both of Tamaqua.

Alexandra Walsh, Drums, and Eric W. Deaver, Tresckow.

Debra A. Heemaneth and Norman S. Paisley, both of Tamaqua.

Stephanie N. Schappel and Eric D. Clausius, both of Tamaqua.

Tracy E. Palmer and Alan Richardson, both of Tamaqua.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
@$:Walter N. Hill

Walter N. Hill of Tamaqua will celebrate his 99th birthday on Monday. He was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1915, the son of Joseph and Alma Hill.

After graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois and Eastern Baptist Seminary in Pennsylvania, he became a Baptist minister and preached for almost 75 years.

He was married to his wife, Rita, for 64 years. Rita died at age 88 on Nov. 2, 2006. Walter married Catherine Shutters in October of 2008.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 include, front from left, Billy Rarick, Dorothy Uzick Stafiniak, Eddie Price, Marlene Cutter Turner, Alma Schaeffer Fisher, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Janice Schlegel Pickenheim, Shirley Schuetrumpf Reigel, Joan Ames Davis, Jean Rinker Stephens, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Joan Gober Tracy, Marie Kistler Gursky, Marion Aiken Miller, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Jean Heisler Chaballa and Nancy  Hoffman Dreisbach. Read, Donald Lloyd, Ronald Zimmerman, John Schock, Mary Swank Brown, Kenny Nunemacher, Mae Stribic McKeever, Donald Tyson, Curt Williams, Wellis  Balliet and Robert Fisher. Missing from the photo are Faye Heffelfinger Gross and Shirley Lauer Milot.

Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 gathered for a picnic on June 28 at Leiby's Grove in Lewistown Valley.

Class members who served on the Picnic 2014 committee who were in attendance were co-chairwoman Alma Schaeffer Fisher, co-chairman Curt Williams, Nancy Hoffman Driesbach, Marion Aiken Miller, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Jean Rinker Stephens, Marie Kistler Gursky, Mae Stribic McKeever, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Shirley Lauer Milot, Marlene Cutter Turner, Joan Gober Tracy, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Robert Fisher and Ronny Zimmerman.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The descendants of Weaver John Fretz and his brother, Christian, will gather at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at St. Mathew's Kellers Church, 3668 Ridge Road in Perkasie, to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the first Fretz Family Reunion.

Family and friends are welcome to bring a recollection about old mills to share during the morning program.

Lunch will be covered dish with rolls and beverage provided.

The afternoon program will feature Bob Wood with his presentation inside the Old Mill.

For more information, email or call Betty Lauman at 215-855-8511.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Raymond Thomas Heiser Jr. and Melissa Rose Andrew, of Jim Thorpe.

Randy George Ahner Jr. and Amanda Lynne Schwartz, Aquashicola.

Edward Brooks Karns and Laura Johanna Bivone, Jim Thorpe.

Bruce Eugene Hoffman and Bettyann Louise Cereby, Coaldale.

Zachary Michael Gross and Stephanie Ann Kremsner, Lehighton.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 72nd annual Marsh Family Reunion will take place Aug. 10 at Indian Trail Park, Pavilion 1.

Those whose last names start with A-Z should bring a salad; N-Z should bring dessert.

The meal starts at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the youngest and oldest male and female, farthest traveled, the most recently married couple, longest married couple and the larges family present.

Cake Walk and bingo prize donations are appreciated.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Center and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 102nd birthday.

She was born on July 19, 1912.

She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, who is married to Charlotte; and Elmer Fritzinger, who passed away in 2001 in Florida.

Beatrice is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

She loved going out to eat and shopping.

A celebratory dinner is planned with her family.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Santina Marie Benech

Santina Marie Benech is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born July 14, 1924, to Dominic and Caroline Jacobe. Her parents were Italian immigrants.

She has lived her whole life in Tamaqua. She graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Alfred Benech, when he returned from World War II.

They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The fourth One-Room Elementary School Reunion in Franklin Township will be held Sept. 27 at the Franklin Township Fire Company on Fairyland Road in Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the following elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion: Long Run, Walcksville, Big Creek, Indian Hill, Harrity and Wagner schools.

If your address has changed since the last reunion, please let the organizers know by calling or emailing at or call Althea at 610-377-3498, Patty at 610-751-0439 or Florence at 570-325-3118.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A son, Ryder James Warren, was born at 8:44 a.m. on June 27, 2014, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, to Katie and Chad Warren of Lock Haven.

Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Laurie MacDonald of New Ringgold.

Paternal grandparents are Celia and Woodrow Warren of Lewisburg.