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Anniversaries

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hafer of Tamaqua

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hafer of Tamaqua celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15. An anniversary party was held at the Knights of Columbus Social Hall in Seek, with more than 50 people in attendance.

Mrs. Hafer is the former Jean Fisher, daughter of the late Oswald and Nellie Fisher of Tamaqua.

Mr. Hafer is the son of the late Raymond and Esther Hafer of the Lewistown Valley. He is retired from Western Electric, Allentown.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kabana

Lawrence and Nancy (Wolfe) Kabana, Tamaqua, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married, Sept. 16, 1961 in St. Bertha's Catholic Church, Tuscarora by the Rev. Charles McNulty.

The best man was the late Stephen Kabana and the late Marie Weiss was the maid of honor.

Nancy is the daughter of the late Carl and Fannie (Hosler) Wolfe. Lawrence is the son of the late John and Helen (Starry) Kabana.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Herbie Welsh

Mr. and Mrs. Herbie Welsh of West Penn Township are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 23, 1961 at St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Tamaqua.

Mrs. Welsh is the former Annetta Lisciana, daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (Sozio) Lisciana of Tamaqua.

Mr. Welsh is the son of the late Herbert and Kathryn (Hoffman) Welsh of Tamaqua.

They have one child, Michelle Stelmack, wife of Mark Stelmack of New Tripoli. They have two grandsons, Kyle, a junior at Pitt University; and Tyler, a student at Northwestern High School.

Monday, September 19, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Semmel

Carole and Richard Semmel of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Sept. 16, 1961 by the Rev. Arthur Kleintop in St. John's Lutheran Church in Mahoning Valley.

Mrs. Semmel is the former Carole Kreitz, daughter of Betty Kreitz of Lehighton, and the late Edward Kreitz. Her husband is the son of the late Robert and Anna Semmel of Mahoning Township.

They have two sons: Mike and his wife Kim of Lehighton, and Rich and his wife Debbie of Graham, N.C.

They have five grandchildren.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Macalush

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Macalush of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 19, 1961 at Primitive Methodist Church, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Francis L. Reilly.

Mrs. Macalush is the former Anne Edmonds, daughter of the late Timothy and Verna Edmonds of Tamaqua.

Mr. Macalush is the son of the late Benjamin and Anna Macalush of Nesquehoning.

Monday, August 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rogal

Mary and Tom Rogal of Lehighton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

They were married on Aug. 26, 1961.

Mrs. Rogal is the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Zellner of Weissport. Her husband is the son of the late William and Anne Rogal of Lehighton.

The Rogals are the parents of three children: Tom, and his wife Donna of Palmerton; Debbie, and her husband Rich Semmel of Graham, N.C.; and Cindy, who passed away in 1985.

They have five grandchildren.