Friday, July 11, 2014


Thursday, January 30, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Centenarian Edgar Weiss and his buddy, Starbuck.

Edgar Weiss of Palmerton, celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 14.

Weiss was born in Franklin Township to Herbert and Mary (Cellers) Weiss. He is the sole survivor of seven children.

Weiss is known for his sense of humor, which remains intact.

When he finished eighth grade, he says he thought he knew it all.

His first job was at the hosiery mill in Weissport. He worked five years in the steel mills, but most of his working years were in the hosiery mills until he retired.

He worked part-time for Rich Miller's funeral home in Union Hill until he was 85.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1968 is planning an anniversary reunion for April 26. The event will be held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Current addresses are needed for the following class members: William Albertsen, Joseph Bienick, Robert Eroh, Eileen Folk Reed, Randall Frantz, John Hartranft, Charles Hartz, Donald Henry, Bruce Houser, James Knoblauch, Eleanor Balliet Lewis, JoAnn Lutz, Barbra Mantz, Greg McLaughlin, Elizabeth Sedlock, Marlin Sterner and Martha Zellner.

Anyone with information on these classmates may contact Patty Price Forster at 570-668-5718.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Roxana Houtz and Jason Davison Noecker, 20 Willow Lane, New Ringgold.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Brian Dale Cwiertniewicz and Cori Lee Pursell, 808 Tanglewood Drive, Box 1795, Albrightsville.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Joseph F. Shalanski

Joseph F. Shalanski, of Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, will soon celebrate his 98th birthday.

Formerly of Conyngham, he was born in Warrior Run on Feb. 1, 1916. One of five children in his family, he graduated from Warrior Run High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

He served as a seaman on an LST (Landing Ship, Tank) during World War II. He received a number of combat medals as the ship saw action in both the European and Pacific theaters.

He married Adele Kashulon on Feb. 23, 1946. They were married for 57 years, until her death in 2003.

Monday, January 27, 2014
Nellie Elizabeth Haas

A daughter, Nellie Elizabeth Haas, was born to Tara (Hlavaty) and Chris Haas of Denver, Colo. at 12:28 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2013.

Born in Denver, she weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 and inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ron and LaRae Hlavaty of Lehighton. Maternal great-grandmother is Shirley Stein of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Klaus and Linda Haas of East Greenwich, R.I. Paternal great-grandmother is Gerri Beauregard of Attleboro, Mass.

Nellie was welcomed home by her sister, Avery, 2 1/2.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Marian High School Class of 1964, 50th reunion committee is looking for the addresses of the following classmates: Georgine Modric, Roberta Rowe, Jeannie Pisklak McGeough, Mary Ann Kruslicky, Ann Marie Soley, Daniel Krause and Mary Cath Risteter Fraivilling.

Please contact Julianne O'Gorman 570-645-4890 or by email at

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Lansford High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion on Friday, May 23 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe in the Switchback Room.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Reservation deadline is March 1. For cost and additional details, please contact Lorraine Karnish Taylor at 610 866-1790.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1974 will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Class members are invited to attend a planning meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 23, at Schick's Cafe on Mauch Chunk Street in Tamaqua.

For more information, contact Carol Milot Fritz at 570-386-5873.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reinhart

Bob and Connie Reinhart, Palmerton, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Jan. 18, 1964 at the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Chapel on the Penn State Campus. They met while students at Penn State University.

They have a daughter, Cindy and a son, Bob.

Bob worked at the New Jersey Zinc Company until it closed in 1970, when he went to work for Rodale Press as a statistician.

Connie worked at Blue Ridge Sportswear as a bookkeeper.