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Anniversaries

Friday, July 2, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Fritzinger

Patricia and Barton Fritzinger of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married July 2, 1960 at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Lehighton, by the late Rev. George Fenzil.

Mrs. Fritzinger is the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Cossman of Lehighton. Mr. Fritzinger is the son of the late Lawrence and Arlene Fritzinger of Slatington.

They have four sons: Barton Jr. and his wife Brenda of Tamaqua; Bruce and his wife Christina of Jim Thorpe; Dennis and his wife Beverly of Lehighton; and James and his wife Denise of Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Haggerty

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Haggerty of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married May 11, 1985 at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Street, Jim Thorpe. The Rev. Swavely was the officiating minister.

Mrs. Haggerty is the former JoAnn Highland, daughter of Elmer Highland and the late Ann Highland. She is a special-education teacher at the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe.

Mr. Haggerty is the son of Marjorie Haggerty and the late Gerald Haggerty Sr. He is the postmaster in Summit Hill.

The couple has a 14-year-old son, Alex.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. George Millet of Tamaqua

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Millet of Tamaqua will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 1. They were married in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Gilbert.

Mrs. Millet is the former Lois Erbe.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Andrews of Franklin Township recently observed their 51st wedding anniversary.

The couple were married on June 27, 1959 at St. Paul's Church, Big Creek, by the Rev. Paul Buehrle.

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

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

The Andrews have three children: Wendy Jo Williams, Scott Alan Andrews and Marci Ann Warnkin. They also have three grandchildren.

Friday, June 25, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Citrano on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Citrano of Nesquehoning are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on June 25, 1950 by the late Monsignor Angelini.

Mr. and Mrs. Citrano are the parents of Lisa Lindenmuth, wife of Earl Lindenmuth, and Ann Marie Stauffer, wife of Elmer Stauffer.

They have five grandchildren: Ryan and Michael Lindenmuth, Sarah Mitchell Shimkus, and Michael and Kelly Stauffer; and two great-grandchildren, Hayley and Gabriel.

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Spirko

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Spirko of Lehighton will soon celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 27, 1970 in Levittown, Pa.

Mrs. Spirko is the former Gail Ann Davidson, daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Davidson of Lehighton. She graduated from Pennsburg High School in 1969. She worked at Bell Telephone.

Mr. Spirko is the son of the late Nicholas and Ethel Spirko of Charleroi, Pa. He graduated from St. Jerome's Catholic High School and served in the United States Navy as a Seabee, and is a Vietnam veteran. He is an electrician.

Friday, June 18, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Snyder

Shirley and Rodney Snyder of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 18, 1960 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lehighton by the Rev. Harold W. Engle.

Mrs. Snyder is the daughter of Mary Bennett of Lehighton and Edward Goldberg of Nazareth. Mr. Snyder is the son of the late Minnie and Clayton Snyder.

They have three children: Bonnie, who is engaged to John Oblick of Bowmanstown; Linda, who is married to Brad Billiq of Palmerton; and Rod and his wife Lorraine of Lehighton.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rose and James Zurn of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary. They were married June 20, 1953 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Summit Hill by the Rev. O'Laughlin.

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

The couple has seven children: Jim and David of Lehighton; Craig, Darryl, Jane O'Donnell and June Redline of Jim Thorpe; and the late Larry.

The Zurns also have 16 grandchildren.

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Plocinik

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Plocinik Sr. of Coaldale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 18. They were married in St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Coaldale, on June 18, 1960 by the late Rev. Joseph Gasho.

Mr. Plocinik is the son of the late Henry and Stella (Meravage) Plocinik of Coaldale. He served as mayor of Coaldale for eight years. He also retired from Pasco Panther Creek Mining Corp. in Nesquehoning, where he worked as a supervisor.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. George York

Mr. and Mrs. George York of Summit Hill are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 15, 1985 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe by the Rev. Michael S. Lawrence.

Mrs. York is the former Patricia Boyle, daughter of the late Walter and Alberta Boyle of Jim Thorpe. She is a housewife.

Mr. York is the son of Rose York of Summit Hill and George R. York of White Haven.

He is a retired state employee, currently working at Wal-Mart in Hometown.

The couple are the parents of two children: Sharon and Daniel both of Summit Hill.