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Anniversaries

Friday, August 10, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. "Chip" Reed on their wedding day

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. "Chip" Reed of Lehighton are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Aug. 10, 1952 by the Rev. Kirke Davis at First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton.

Mrs. Reed is the former Joanne E. Schoch, daughter of the late Mildred and Allen Schoch of Lehighton.

Mr. Reed is the son of the late Miriam R. and Jabez H. Reed of Weissport. He is the former owner of Reed's Market in Weissport, which closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2010, after 80 years in business.

Monday, July 30, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Delessio

Albert and Anna Delessio, formerly of Hazleton, recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 27, 1953. Mrs. Delessio is the former Anna Sisack.

They have seven children, 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The couple lived in Hazleton, prior to moving to Heritage Hill, Weatherly.

Monday, July 30, 2012
The Rev. and Mrs. Fred Oleck

The Rev. Fred and Jane Oleck recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 27, 1964. Mrs. Oleck is the former Jane Craiglow.

The couple resided in Weatherly, prior to moving to Heritage Hill.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder of Tamaqua will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on July 29. They were married in Zions Lutheran Church by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. She is retired for some years, having been employed as the Tamaqua borough secretary for 25 years.

Mr. Snyder is a disabled veteran with over 16 years of service with the U.S. Army. He was last employed as plant superintendent for Diversified Metals Corp., Hometown.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Neifert

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Neifert of Lansford recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 8, 1952 in St. Nicholas Church, Lansford.

Mrs. Neifert is the former Helen Rim, daughter of the late Helen and Peter Rim of Coaldale.

Mr. Neifert is the son of the late Hilda and Charles Neifert of Mahoning Valley.

The couple has two daughters, Susanne, wife of James Fedor; and Lori, wife of Timothy Marsh. They also have four grandchildren, Ryan and Jason Fedor, and Kyle and Lindsey Marsh.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Malmquist

Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Malmquist of Lansford will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Aug. 4.

The couple met in the summer of 1962, and after two months, were married by the Rev. O.W. Chapin at the First Presbyterian Church, Hanover, N.J.

Mrs. Malmquist is the former Constance Riepe, daughter of the late Lillian and Francis Bell.

Mr. Malmquist is the son of the late Mrs. M. Malmquist.

They have three daughters, Lillian Ranieri of New York City; Diana Dilley of Texas; and Mary Malmquist of Brodheadsville.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vignone of Nesquehoning celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They were married July 14, 1962 by the Rev. Angelini at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Nesquehoning.

Mrs. Vignone is the former Frances Kemmerer, daughter of the late Eugene and Hilda (Rudelitsch) Kemmerer.

Mr. Vignone is the son of the late John and Rose (Molinari) Vignone.

The couple has three children, Kim of Tamaqua; Roseanne, wife of Robert McHale of Jim Thorpe; and MaryGrace of Nesquehoning. They also have six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Sr. of Palmerton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 14, 1962 by the Rev. Fredick Bender at St. John's Episcopal Church, Palmerton.

Mrs. Anthony is the former RuthAnn Weidman, daughter of the late Franklin Weidman of Summit Hill and the late Anna Hayick of Palmerton.

Mr. Anthony was the son of the late Wilbert and LaRue Anthony of Palmerton.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Andrews of Franklin Township are observing their 53rd wedding anniversary. They were married on June 27, 1959 at St. Paul's Church in Big Creek by the Rev. Paul Buehrle.

Mrs. Andrews is the former Joy Young, daughter of the late Stella Ahner of Lehighton.

Mr. Andrews is the son of the late Clinton and Marguerite Andrews of Slatington. He is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

The celebrants have three children: Wendy Bussey-Williams, Marci Warnkin and Scott Andrews, all of Lehighton.

Friday, June 8, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Herzog recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Pete and Nancy Herzog of Slatington recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Emerald Fire Company.

The were married at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, by the Rev. Robert J. Urffer on May 19, 1962.

Both Pete and Nancy are graduates of Slatington High School.

Prior to their retirement, Pete was employed by Mack Trucks for 31 years.

Nancy was employed by the Lehigh County Housing Authority for 18 years, and prior to that, by the Northern Lehigh School District.