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Anniversaries

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smudin of Quakake will celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. They were married in Christ Lutheran Church, Barnesville, by the Rev. Ernest Houston.

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

The couple has three daughters: Jamie, wife of Kory Beidleman of Clamtown; Leslie, wife of Ryan Keefer of Cressona; and Tracy, wife of Damien Earhart of Quakake.

Friday, September 27, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 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. Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Klotz Sr.

Prior to retiring Mr. Klotz was self-employed at B&B Automotive in Lehighton. Mrs. Klotz is employed by the TIMES NEWS.

Friday, September 27, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Frable

Mr. and Mrs. Larry James Frable of Kunkletown are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Sept. 28, 1963 at Salem United Church of Christ in Gilbert by the Rev. Mark B. Michael.

The former Brenda Wetzel is the daughter of Catherine Lopresto of Kunkletown and the late Sterling Serfass.

Her husband is the son of the late Ernest and Hazle Frable.

The couple has three children: Jeff, and his wife Patti, of Effort; Lisa Eberhart, also of Effort; and Patrick Frable of Kunkletown.

Friday, September 20, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Klotz

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Klotz of Penn Forest Township are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 21, 1963 in St. John's Lutheran Church in Jim Thorpe by the late Rev. W. J. Liefield.

Mrs. Klotz is the former Janet Reis and daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Steigerwalt) Reis of Jim Thorpe.

She is retired from Kathy Ann Sportswear, Jim Thorpe and currently works with Barbara Ahner, Penn Forest Township tax collector.

Mr. Klotz is the son of the late Mark and Hazel (Heisler) Klotz of Lehighton.

Friday, September 20, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reinhard

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reinhard, Palmerton, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Sept. 21, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in Palmerton.

Mrs. Reinhard is the former Rosalie Kiss, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Kiss of Palmerton. Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Reinhard, also of Palmerton.

The couple have two children: a daughter, Joan, of Bowmanstown, and a son, Jeff, and his wife Cindy, of Palmerton. The Reinhards have also been blessed with two grandchildren.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halenar

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halenar, Summit Hill, recently marked their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married Sept. 3, 1988, in the former St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Lansford, by the Rev. Thomas Derzack.

Mrs. Halenar is the former Beth Ann Marcinko, daughter of Elizabeth (Kutzko) Marcinko of Lansford and the late Paul Marcinko Jr.

She is employed by the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest Campus at Lehigh Neuropsychiatry working as a licensed professional counselor.

Her husband is the son of the late John and Jeanette (Carl) Halenar of Summit Hill.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Mahler

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Mahler of Lehighton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 5, 1953 at Grace Lutheran Church, Lehighton, by the Rev. Herr.

The former Janice M. Edgar is the daughter of the late Lulu and Hamlet Edgar of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Ethel and Lyman Mahler of Lehighton.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. James Sofranko

Mr. and Mrs. James Sofranko of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 10, 1963 at St. Joseph's Church in Jim Thorpe by Monsignor Joseph P. Marzen.

The former Florence Butchko is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Butchko of Jim Thorpe. She is the owner of Florence Sofranko Beauty Salon in Jim Thorpe.

Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Sofranko of Jim Thorpe. He is retired from his position as manager of the Jim Thorpe Market.

Friday, September 6, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Frey Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Frey Sr. of Lehighton recently marked their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 5, 1953 at St. Peter's Church, Mantzville by the Rev. Warren Ritter and the Rev. Arthur P. Snyder.

The former Helen J. Jones is the daughter of the late Chester and Edna (Sterling) Jones. She was a school bus #13 driver for the Lehighton area for 32 years.

Her husband is the son of the late Russell and Verna Snyder Frey of Tamaqua. He was employed by New England Motor Freight, the former Interstate Dress Carriers, Lehighton.

Friday, September 6, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkett

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkett of Lehighton recently are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 6, 1953 in New Ringgold by the Rev. A.R. Hunsberger.

The former Isabell M. Schnell is the daughter of the late Eloise and William Schnell of Lehighton.

Her husband is the son of the late Myrtle B. and Mervin A. Burkett of Lehighton.

The couple has three children: Lana, married to Patrick Gallagher, Lehighton; Gerald T. Burkett, married to Kim, South Tamaqua; and Todd A. Burkett, married to Mary, Lehighton.