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Anniversaries

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pampanin of Summit Hill will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

They were married on Sept. 26, 1964 in St. Joseph's Church in Summit Hill by Monsignor Hailey.

Mrs. Pampanin is the former Elizabeth Philipovich, daughter of the late Peter and Christine Philipovich.

Mr. Pampanin is the son of the late Peter and Helen Pampanin.

Friday, March 23, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. George Gernavage

George and Joan Gernavage of Still Creek, celebrated their golden anniversary recently. They were wed March 10, 1962 in Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, Lansford.

Mrs. Gernavage is the former Joan Guresh, daughter of the late Walter and Mary Guresh of Still Creek.

Mr. Gernavage is the son of the late Albert and Catherine Gernavage of Tamaqua.

The couple has two children, Mara Gernavage and Renata Gernavage. They also have two grandchildren, Brea Albert and Kayla Morgans, as well as two great-grandchildren, Emilee and Donavin Albert.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Arlan W. Conrad

Mr. and Mrs. Arlan W. Conrad of Mertztown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

The Conrads were married on March 17, 1962 in Fleetwood, Pa.

Mrs. Conrad is the former Norma K. Hill, daughter of the late Mabel M. and Norman (Mickey) Hill of New Ringgold. She is a former New Ringgold resident.

Mr. Conrad is the son of William and Edna Conrad of Mertztown.

They have one daughter, Regina, who is married to Jason Kohl of Mertztown.

The couple will celebrate the occasion with a party given in their honor.

Friday, March 2, 2012
@$:Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barachie Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barachie Jr. of Franklin Township will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They were married by the Rev. Melvin Hammer Jr. on March 4, 1972 in St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Weissport.

Mrs. Barachie is the former Rose Nenscel, daughter of the late Joseph and Iva Nenscel of Gilbert. She is employed by PenTeleData.

Mr. Barachie is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Barachie Sr. of Jim Thorpe. He is a part owner of Pol-Bar Automotive in Lehighton.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Margaret and Joseph Romano of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Jan. 20, 1962 by the Rev. Sheenin at St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Romano is the daughter of Peggy Kubilus of Tamaqua and the late Joseph Kubilus.

Her husband is the son of the late Rose and Angelo Romano.

They have three children: Teresa Kester of Lavonia, Ga.; Michelle and her husband Duane Barron of Tamaqua; and Marie and her husband John Sottosanti of Temple, Pa.

Friday, January 20, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tobia

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tobia of Palmerton recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married by the Rev. John Pavlosky on Jan. 14, 1972 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palmerton.

Mrs. Tobia is the former Mary Cahoy, daughter of the late Frank and Frances Cahoy of Geddes, S.D. Her husband is the son of Ann Tobia and the late Steve Tobia of Palmerton.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Melber  on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Melber of Jim Thorpe celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

They were married on Jan. 15, 1972 by the late Rev. William Liefield in St. John's Lutheran Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Melber is the former Shelley Williams, daughter of Bernice Williams and the late Milton Williams of Jim Thorpe. She is employed by the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit.

Mr. Melber is the son of the late Dollie and Nathan Melber of Jim Thorpe. He is a retired state park ranger.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Luther D. Snyder

Mr. and Mrs. Luther D. Snyder of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their golden anniversary.

They were married by the Rev. Schlessman on Jan. 6, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Lynn E. Sellers, daughter of the late Willard and Evelyn Sellers, and stepdaughter of the late Russell Shanfelt, Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of the late Guy and Margaret Snyder, Normal Square.

The couple has three children, Shelley Snyder, Atlanta, Ga.; Brian and Sherry Snyder, Jim Thorpe; and Chris Snyder, Tamaqua.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Larry K. Heffley

Mr. and Mrs. Larry K. Heffley of Mahoning Township recently celebrated their golden anniversary.

They were married by the Rev. Worman on Dec. 23, 1961, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Trachsville.

Mrs. Heffley is the former Roberta H. Hittner, daughter of William Hittner and Amelia Hittner of Kresgeville. Her husband is the son of Howard "Tim" Everett and Dolly Everett of Weissport.

Friday, December 23, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Long on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Long will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. They were married Dec. 25, 1951.

Mrs. Long is the former Shirley Higgins, daughter of the late LeRoy and Emma Higgins, Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Henry and Marjorie (Klotz) Long, Lehighton.