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Anniversaries

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 13, 2015
Mrs. Matushka Lovey Ropitsky and the Very Rev. Paul Ropitsky

On May 17, St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Coaldale honored the Very Rev. Paul Ropitsky and Matushka Lovey Ropitsky on the occasion of his 50th year of ordination into the priesthood in 1965. It is also the 50th anniversary of their marriage.

Rev. Ropitsky was born in Mayfield. His wife was born in Olyphant.

They were married in All Saint's Orthodox Church in Olyphant on May 16, 1965. They have one son, Michael, of Michael's Photography in Frackville.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mriss

Roger and Eileen Mriss of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 8, 1965, in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Lehighton by the late Rev. George J. Fenzil.

Mrs. Mriss is the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Walck) Schmalzel of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Andrew and Norma (Hontz) Mriss of Lehighton.

They are the parents of three children: Joseph, husband of Karen, of Milford, Delaware; Catherine, wife of Daniel Kurtz of Trumbauersville; and Kevin, husband of Cara, of Quakertown.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Puschock

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Puschock of Nesquehoning are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.

They were married on May 5, 1940, in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church in Nesquehoning by the late Rev. Stephen Gulovich.

Mrs. Puschock is the former Julia Jane Merman.

Their son, Thomas, passed away in November of 2011. Daughter-in-law, Patricia, lives in Portland, Maine.

They have a grandson, Thomas, and a granddaughter, Erika, who live in Portland. They also have a stepgrandson, Richard Libby, who lives in Dayton, Maine, with his wife, Heidi, and their six children.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Tyson

Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Tyson of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 1, 1965, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mahoning Valley, by the Rev. George E. Hein.

Mrs. Tyson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James J. Fink of Mahoning Valley, retired in 2004 after working over 41 years in the banking industry for various local banks.

Mr. Tyson, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Tyson of Andreas, retired from Blue Ridge Pressure Castings in 2008, after 43 years of service.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Getz Sr.

Richard and Barbara Getz Sr. of Palmerton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on April 10, 1965, at St. Matthew's Church in Kunkletown by the Rev. Aiden Bohner.

Mrs. Getz is the daughter of the late Vane and Alma (Costenbader) Smale of Kresgeville. Her husband is the son of the late Walter and Elsie (Hittner) Getz of Franklin Township.

They have two children: A daughter, Sherry, wife of Louis Smith of Lehighton, and a son, Richard Jr., husband of Yvette, of Palmerton.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Miller

Stephanie and Ernest Miller of East Penn Township recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

They were married April 4, 1975, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton by the Rev. Paul H. Spohn.

Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Margaret Strohl, Lehighton, and the late George Strohl. Her husband is the son of Mildred Miller of Lehighton and the late Charles Miller.

They have two daughters. Kimberly, wife of Jonathan Sterling of Lehighton; and Misty, wife of Matthew Kershner, also of Lehighton.

They have five grandchildren.

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gerber

Elda and Ralph Gerber of New Ringgold are celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 21, 1940, at Zion's Stone Church in Snyders by the late Rev. W.W. Moyer. They are lifelong members of Zion's Stone Church.

Mrs. Gerber is the former Elda Shellhamer, daughter of the late Eva and Morris Shellhamer of New Ringgold. Her husband is the son of the late Katie and Mahlon Gerber of New Ringgold.

The Gerbers have two daughters: Janice, wife of Walter Rudy of Bridgeville, Delaware; and Rhea, wife of Gerald Steigerwalt of New Ringgold.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Richard and LuAnn Noll of Lehighton recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

They were married Nov. 29, 1974, in Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton, by the late Rev. Dr. Jerome Wenner.

Mr. Noll is the son of the late Willard and Kathryn Noll of Bowmanstown and is retired from Alliant Tech/Hercules Aerospace Division. Mrs. Noll, the former LuAnn Williams, is the daughter of the late Lewis and Helen Williams of Lehighton, and is a retired furniture buyer, having worked for Kern's Furniture.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Dougherty

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Dougherty of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 17, 1964, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe. The Rev. Potts was the officiant.

Mrs. Dougherty is the former Margaret M. Haupt, daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Haupt of Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of the late Clyde and Mary Hill and Robert Dougherty, all of Jim Thorpe.