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Anniversaries

Friday, March 25, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Julian

Rita A. and Frank J. Julian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve.

They were married on Dec. 31, 1960 at St. Bartholomew Church in Brockton by the Rev. Felix Fink.

Mrs. Julian is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marcolla of Mary-D.

Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Julian of Palo Alto, Pa.

The couple have three sons: Andrew and his wife Kathy of Florida, Frank of Allentown, and Joseph and his wife Beth of Lake Hauto.

They have three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Friday, March 4, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weston

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weston recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Feb. 25, 1961 at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Lansford, by the Rev. Francis Mealey.

Mrs. Weston is the former Jane Probert, daughter of the late Florence and Charles Probert, Lansford. Her husband is the son of the late Ted and Eulalia Weston, Tamaqua.

The Westons have four children: David, at home; Mary Kate Mashack, and her husband Paul, of Bloomsburg; Karen Bowerman, and her husband Jan, of Harrisburg; and Nancy Domin, and her husband Kevin, of Womelsdorf, Pa.

Friday, February 18, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller, Andreas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December.

They were married on Dec. 24, 1960 by the late Rev. Robert Hunsburger.

Mrs. Miller is the former Eleanor Haas, daughter of the late Walter and Beatrice (Benderick) Haas.

Mr. Miller is the son of the late Claude and Clara (Miller) Miller.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with a dinner at The Terrace Restaurant in Walnutport.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Donna and Richard Bloom Sr. are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 30, 1971 in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Bloom is the daughter of the late Peter and Alice Reeser. Her husband is the son of the late George and Mabel Bloom.

They are the parents of five children: Ronald and his wife Betty of Lehighton; Richard Jr. and his wife Joyce of Andreas; Robert and his wife Dioneley of Whitehall; Robin and her husband Harry Diehl of Lehighton; and Roxanne and her husband Gerry Berger, also of Lehighton.

The couple has four grandchildren.

Monday, December 27, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sniscak

Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sniscak of Nesquehoning recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. They were married in 1947.

Mrs. Sniscak is the former Ann Choley.

The couple has a son, Mark, and his wife Nancy of Nesquehoning. They also have two grandchildren, Michael and Amber; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Airama.

Friday, December 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Stahl

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Stahl of New Ringgold celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19. They were married in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Coaldale, by the Rev. Sacks.

Mrs. Stahl is the former Julia J. DeSantis, daughter of the late attorney Paris J. and V. Mae (Garber) DeSantis. Her husband is the son of the late William C. and Margaret (Bashore) Stahl.

The couple has two daughters: Patricia J. (Stahl) Clifford and Marianna J. Stahl. They also have three grandchildren: Bryce, Bryn, and Baylen Clifford.

Friday, December 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hartranft

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hartranft, Lehighton, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 24, 1955 at the Reformed Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Hartranft is the daughter of the late Leroy and Ruth Hein of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Daniel and Anna Hartranft.

The Hartranfts have four children: Bonnie Lee, wife of William Hrichin of Summit Hill; Laurie Ann, wife of James Dunkle of Jim Thorpe; William Charles Hartranft, Lehighton; and Kathy Joy, wife of Todd Kerschner of Summit Hill.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gerber

Elda and Ralph Gerber of New Ringgold are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 21, 1940 at Zion's Stone Church in Snyders by the late Rev. W.W. Moyer. They are lifelong members of Zion's Stone Church.

Mrs. Gerber is the former Elda Shellhamer, daughter of the late Eva and Morris Shellhamer of New Ringgold. Her husband is the son of the late Katie and Mahlon Gerber of New Ringgold.

The Gerbers have two daughters: Janice, wife of Walter Rudy of Bridgeville, Del.; and Rhea, wife of Gerald Steigerwalt of New Ringgold.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. James Koch II of Palmerton celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28. They were married at St. John's Union Church in Palmerton by the late Rev. M.L. Wahrmann.

Mrs. Koch is the former Ruth Straup of Parryville, daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Straup of Parryville. She worked most of her life as a homemaker.

Her husband is the son of the late Gertrude and James Koch of Walcksville. He retired from the former Pryofax Gas Company.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Greene Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Greene Jr. of Lehighton recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Dec. 11, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Parryville.

Mr. Greene is the son of the late Norman and Florence (Andreas) Greene. Mrs. Greene is the daughter of the late Frank and Matrona (Dorward) Rehrig.

The Greenes have two children: Kim Henry, wife of Harold Henry of Lehighton; and Norman III, husband of Tracey Greene of Lehighton.

They also have five grandchildren: Timothy Knopf, Lehighton; and Emily, Heidi, Linsey and Norman IV, also of Lehighton.