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Anniversaries

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Rev. David and Beverley Knoebel

The Rev. David and Beverley Knoebel of Hometown recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married in Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua on June 24, 1961.

Beverley is the daughter of the late John and Mae Barton. David is the son of the late Rev. Arthur and Marion Knoebel.

A service of celebration was held on June 26 in the Muhlenberg College Chapel.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder of 313 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on July 29. They were married in Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. She is retired after working 25 years as the Tamaqua borough secretary.

Her husband is a disabled veteran with over 16 years of service in the U.S. Army. Retired, he was last employed as plant superintendent at the former Diversified Metals Corp., Hometown.

Friday, July 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Sr. of Franklin Township recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 21, 1986 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church by the Rev. David Williams.

Mrs. Smith is the former Cheryl Wentz, daughter of the late Paul and Edna Wentz. Mr. Smith is the son of the late Roy and Jane Smith.

Mr. Smith is employed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. His wife is employed by PNC Bank.

The Smiths are the parents of one son, Brian Smith Jr., who graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a degree in finance.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. James H. McCauley of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary this week.

The couple was married on July 21, 1956 by the late Rev. Singer in Forty Fort Methodist Church, Forty Fort.

Mrs. McCauley is the former Barbara Boston, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Owen Boston of Forty Fort.

Mr. McCauley is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George McCauley of Jim Thorpe. He is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

The couple has one son, James, and his wife Coleen of Jim Thorpe; and one grandchild, Matthew.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Andrews of Franklin Township, recently observed their 52nd wedding anniversary on June 27. The Rev. Paul Buehrle married the couple at St. Paul's Church, Big Creek.

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sensinger  on their wedding day

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sensinger of Lehighton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. The couple was married on June 24, 1961, at Episcopal Church, Lehighton, by the Rev. Wyatt.

Mrs. Sensinger is the former Anneliese Leyrer, daughter of the late Wilhelm and Babette Leyrer of Rothenburg, Germany.

Mr. Sensinger is the son of the late Walker and Nomia Sensinger of Lehighton.

They have three children, Timothy Sensinger of Palmerton; and Darvin and Shari Sensinger, both of Nesquehoning; as well as three grandchildren, Alex, Tatum, and Cameron Sensinger.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Frey

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Frey of Mahoning Valley are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today. They were married on July 5, 1941 by the late Rev. Arthur P. Snyder at St. Peter's Church, Mantzville, where they remain active members.

Mrs. Frey is the daughter of the late Verna and Daniel Miller of Mantzville. Mr. Frey is the son of the late Ethel and Elmer Frey of Mahoning Valley.

Friday, June 24, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rex

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rex will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married on June 24, 1961 in Lehighton.

Mrs. Rex is the former Nancy Solt, daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Solt, Lehighton.

Mr. Rex is the son of the late Edwin and Lula Rex, Lehighton.

The couple have five children: Kevin and his wife Debra, Lehighton; Shelly and her husband Charles Kurdziel, Lehighton; Scott and his wife LeeAnn, Lehighton; Jeffrey and his wife Michelle, Lehighton; Jody and David Cressley, Weissport.

Monday, June 20, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Snyder on their wedding day.

Ira and Yvonne Snyder, of Lehighton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2011.

Ira is the son of the late Eva and Willoughby Snyder, of Packerton. Yvonne is the daughter of the late Dorothy and Fred Leikel, of Lehighton.

Both Ira and Yvonne graduated together from Lehighton High School in 1949.

Mr. Snyder worked for the Fisher Insurance Agency, Lehighton, and Mrs. Snyder worked for the Terrace Restaurant, Walnutport.

The couple has two children: Fred and his wife Georgette, of Whitehall and Ann and her husband, David Wenger, of Bethlehem.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Zurn of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 20, 1953 by the Rev. O'Laughlin in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Summit Hill.

Mrs. Zurn is the former Rose Cinicola, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Cinicola of Summit Hill.

Mr. Zurn is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roland Zurn of Jim Thorpe.