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Anniversaries

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Smith of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 31, 1964, at First United Church of Christ in Palmerton.

Mrs. Smith is the daughter of the late George and Virginia Stocker of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late George and Louise Smith, also of Lehighton.

The celebrants have two children, Jeff, and his wife, Shelly, of Lehighton, and Jason, and his wife, Tina, of Jim Thorpe.

They have two grandchildren, Nathan Smith and Jena Smith, both of Lehighton.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 28, 1963, by the late Rev. Engle.

Mrs. Klotz is the former Mary Ann Labenburg, daughter of the late Gordon Angstead and the late Ellen Angstead. She is employed by the Times News in Lehighton.

Mr. Klotz is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Klotz Sr. He was self-employed as the owner at the former B&B Automotive Supply in Lehighton. He is now retired.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry George

Emily and Jerry George recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

They were married Sept. 29, 1984, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Trachsville, by the late Rev. John Light.

Jerry and Emily are owners of New Lawn & Landscaping in Palmerton.

An anniversary dinner given by their children and grandchildren, along with family and friends, was held at the Palmerton Rod & Gun Club.

They also plan to take a vacation trip to Key West to celebrate.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smudin of Quakake are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 4, 1975 by the Rev. Ernest Houston at Christ Lutheran Church in Barnesville.

Mrs. Smudin is the former Shirley Neifert, daughter of the late Grace (Hinkle) and Elden Neifert of Quakake. Her husband is the son of the late Gladys (Lewis) and Algerd Smudin of Tamaqua.

They have three daughters: Jamie, wife of Kory Beidleman of Clamtown; Leslie, wife of Ryan Keefer of Cressona; and Tracy, wife of Damien Earhart of Quakake.

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.