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Anniversaries

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.

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.