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Anniversaries

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Berger

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Berger of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 29, 1964, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Jim Thorpe by the Rev. William J. Leifeld.

Mrs. Berger is the former Patricia Bretz, daughter of the late Jacob and Frances Bretz of Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of Pauline (Berger) Leindecker of Slatington and the late Wallace H. Berger Sr.

The Bergers have two daughters: Lori Nuss and her husband, Rico, of Hazleton; and Tami Breault and her husband, Herv, of Auburn.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Lamont LeVan

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont LeVan of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 5, 1964, at Jacob's Reform Church in Weissport by the Rev. George Bickel.

Mrs. LeVan is the former Mary Lou Hinger, daughter of the late Alvin and Anna Hinger of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Wilbur and Beulah LeVan of Lehighton.

They have two children: Lamont LeVan Jr. and his wife, Lori, of Lehighton; and Christine Lorchak, and her husband, David, of Lehighton.

They have one granddaughter, Kirsten LeVan.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. James Wentz

Mr. and Mrs. James Wentz of Lehighton are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married in Zion United Church of Christ on Aug. 28, 1954, by the Rev. Alton Leister.

Mrs. Wentz is the former Shirley Hill, daughter of the late Robert and Geraldine Clay Hill of Lehighton. Mr. Wentz is the son of the late William and Beatrice Shellhammer Wentz of Parryville.

They have four children: Garry, Gregory and Scott, who is married to Patricia, all of Parryville, and Sherryl Armbruster of Lehighton.

They have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Eckley

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Eckley, Trachsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 29, 1964, in Palmerton.

Mrs. Eckley is the former Connie Bollinger, daughter of the late Richard and Alverta Bollinger of Palmerton. Her husband is the son of the late Adam and Lillian Eckley of Kresgeville.

The Eckleys have two children: Michelle Foster, and her husband, Steven, of Kunkletown; and Mark, and his wife, Brenda, of Palmerton.

They have two grandchildren, Emily and Aaron Foster.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hartman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hartman of Aquashicola recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

They were married Aug. 6, 1949, at the Evangelical Congregational Church in Palmerton by the Revs. Oswald and Ditterline.

The couple marked the occasion with a family picnic and pool party at their home.

Mrs. Hartman is the former Betty Graver, daughter of Clara and Howard Graver of Aquashicola.

She is retired from The First National Bank of Palmerton after 18 years of service.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Infante

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Infante recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Aug. 8, 1964, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Lansford by the Rev. Stanislaus Fronczyk.

Mrs. Infante is the former Mary Ann Wildermuth, daughter of the late Carl and Cecelia (Roscoe) Wildermuth of Lansford. Her husband is the son of the late Manuel and Philomena (Bonfrisco) Infante.

They have two children: Carla, wife of Fred Bartelt of Nesquehoning; and Maureen Infante of Hatfield.

They have one granddaughter, Alyssa Bartelt of Nesquehoning.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rodgers Sr. recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 24, 1954.

Mrs. Rodgers is the former Marion Henning, daughter of the late Violet and Russell Henning of Palmerton.

Her husband is the son of the late Eva and Russell Binkly of Quakertown and Kenneth and Helen Rodgers of Lehighton.

They have five children: Ginger Rodgers of Palmerton; Beverly Smale of Palmerton; Charles Jr. of Palmerton; Bonnie, wife of Timmy Payonk of Palmerton; and Donna, wife of Mark Bollinger of Kunkletown.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Redline

Sharon and Dwight Redline of Walnutport, formerly of Kresgeville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 20, 1964 at St. Matthew's Church in Kunkletown by the Rev. Kline.

Sharon is the daughter of the late Warren and Tillie (Dotter) Getz of Kresgeville. Dwight is the son of the late Clayton and Ruth (Graver) Redline of Kunkletown.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Exner

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Exner recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. They were married June 22, 1963 at St. Peter's Church in Mantzville by the Rev. George Fetterolf.

Mrs. Exner is the former Evelyn Steigerwalt, daughter of the late Irma and Clifford Steigerwalt of Lehighton.

Her husband is the son of the late Anna and Luther Exner of Andreas.

Monday, August 4, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Tokosh

Eugene Tokosh and Florence (Pancheri) Tokosh will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5.

They met at a movie theater in 1941. Eugene "caught Florence's eye" and he asked her if he could sit beside her. When he noticed Florence, he said to his brother Paul "I'm going to marry that girl."

At the time Florence was 17 years old and Eugene was 20. They dated for three years and were married in Sandwich, Massachusetts, while Eugene was serving in the Navy during World War II.

He served on the USS Sarita, an attack cargo transport, in the Pacific Ocean.