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Anniversaries

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kruczek

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kruczek of Summit Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

They were married on Oct. 28, 1961 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, by the late Rev. Msgr. J. Francis Haley.

Mrs. Kruczek is the former Anna Marie Cusanelli, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Cusanelli. Mr. Kruczek is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kruczek.

The couple has two children, Edward, and his wife, Pam, of Coopersburg, and Deborah, wife of Robert Rohlfing of Summit Hill.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Edward and Dorothy Rummel of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 21, 1949.

Mr. Rummel was born and raised in Tamaqua. Mrs. Rummel is originally from Barnesville.

Mr. Rummel worked in the newspaper trade for 46 years, with 10 years at the Tamaqua Courier, six years at the Mahanoy City Record American, and 30 years at the Reading Eagle-Times in Reading.

Mrs. Rummel worked for several years at Sprite Manufacturing in Tamaqua.

Friday, October 14, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Kostek on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Kostek of Lansford celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 13. The couple was married in the former St. Michael's Catholic Church, Lansford, by the Rev. Paul J. Lesitsky. They honeymooned in New York City.

Mrs. Kostek is the former Margaret Kozak of Lansford, daughter of the late John and Anna Kozak. She retired from the garment industry, and was last employed by the former Kiddie Kloes of Lansford.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Holota of Coaldale recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Oct. 8, 1955 by the late Rev. John Kovacik in Lansford.

Mrs. Holota is the former Lillian Svrchek, daughter of the late Martin and Katerina Svrchek, Coaldale. Her husband is the son of the late Mike and Pearl Holota, Tuscarora.

The Holotas have four sons: Michael and Marty of Seattle, Washington; Mark of Tucson, Ariz.; and Richard of Coaldale.

Monday, October 10, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klotz Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary recently. They were married on 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 Blaine Klotz Sr., a resident at the Mahoning Valley Convalescent Home and the late Norma Klotz. He was self-employed as the owner at the former B&B Automotive Supply in Lehighton. He is now retired.

Friday, October 7, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beers

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beers of Schnecksville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.

They were married Oct. 7, 1961 at St. Peter's Church, Mantzville, by the Rev. Arthur Klinetop.

Mrs. Beers is the former Carol L. Frey, daughter of Helen and Ralph Frey, Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Stanford and Eurena Beers, Palmerton.

They have three children: Sherry Penrod, Orefield; Sheila Nagle, New Tripoli; and Jeff Beers, Fogelsville; and six grandchildren: Brianna and Brooke Penrod, Brad and Trisha Nagle, and Camryn and Nicholas Beers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smudin, Quakake, celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Oct. 4, 1975 at Christ Lutheran Church, Barnesville, by the Rev. Ernest Houston.

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

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Nace Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Nace Sr. are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Sept. 29, 1961 in Lehighton.

Mrs. Nace is the former Naomi Smith, daughter of the late Jonathan D. Smith Jr. and Ellen S. Smith of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late William T. Nice and Catherine E. Nace, Lehighton.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. James Firkal Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James Firkal Jr. of Hometown will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Oct. 2, 1971 at St. Joseph's Church in Summit Hill.

Mrs. Firkal is the former Patricia Yurick, daughter of Paul and Frances Yurick of Summit Hill. Her husband is the son of the late Rita and James Firkal Sr. of Coaldale.

The couple have three children: Pamela of Summit Hill, Kimberly of Hometown, and Brian, who is deceased.

The Firkals took a trip to Disney World in Florida with their daughters to celebrate this special occasion.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Erbe of Tamaqua celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22. They were married in St. Jerome's Rectory, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Joseph Dougherty.

Mrs. Erbe is the former Dolores Marcin, daughter of the late Michael and Bernetta Marcin of Tamaqua.

Mr. Erbe is the son of the late Walter and Sarah Erbe of Tamaqua.