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Anniversaries

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Strohl

Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Strohl of Walnutport are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 31, 1948 at the First United Church of Christ in Palmerton.

Shirley is the daughter of the late Allen R. and Carrie Mae (Kipp) Kresge and stepdaughter of the late Hattie Crissman.

Charles is the son of the late Floyd and Ethel Strohl.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder of 313 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 29. They were married in Zion's Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. Retired, she was employed as Tamaqua borough secretary for 25 years. Her husband is a disabled veteran with more than 16 years of military service. He was last employed as plant superintendent at the former Diversified Metals in Hometown.

The couple has two daughters, Suzanne Blanchard of Gatesville, Texas, and Kim Kropp of Tamaqua.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Maxine Mertz, Jim Thorpe, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 20.

They were married in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Packerton by the Rev. William Kroft.

They were honored at an anniversary dinner hosted by their children, Charlotte Nemeth, Christine Sutters and Donald Mertz II; grandchildren, Shanea Mertz, Jared McGuire and Amanda Sutters; and great-grandchild, Kasey Kovacs.

Mrs. Mertz is retired from health care and Mr. Mertz is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

Friday, July 26, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Esrang Jr.

Georgine and Kenneth Esrang Jr. of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 29, 1963 at People's E.C. Church in East Weissport by the Rev. Horn and the Rev. Steinhart.

Mrs. Esrang is the former Georgine Smith, daughter of the late George and Anna Mae Smith.

Mr. Esrang is the son of the late Martha and Kenneth Esrang Sr.

They were honored at a surprise celebration dinner hosted by their daughters, Robin Grohotolski of Palmerton and Amy Coleman and her husband LeRoy of Lehighton, at the Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Smith recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 27, 1953 by the Rev. Edwin Kutz in Bowmanstown.

The former Betty Getz is the daughter of the late William Getz of Hellertown and the late Madlyn Getz of Aquashicola. Her husband is the son of the late Norman and Stella Smith of Aquashicola.

The couple has one son, Dale Jr. of Bowmanstown, married to Denise; and two daughters, Peggy, married to Larry Rennig of Palmerton, and Patty, married to Keith Smith of Palmerton.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Billig on their wedding day

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Billig of Tamaqua celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 11. They were married in St. Matthew's Church, Weatherly, by the Rev. Harold Lesh.

Given in marriage by her brother, Michael Tepo Jr. of Allentown, the bride was attended by the late Nancy Yorke as maid of honor. Best man duties were performed by the late Paul Fisher Jr.

Mrs. Billig is the former Joan Tepo, daughter of Josephine Tepo Vogle of Tamaqua and the late Michael Tepo Sr.

Mr. Billig is the son of the late Neal and Florence Billig of Weatherly.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Unitis Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Unitis Jr. of Coaldale recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 25, 1963 at St. Michael's Church, Lansford by the bride's late uncle, the Rev. Michael G. Sirak.

Margaret is the daughter of the late John and Mary Porvaznik of Lansford.

Her husband is the son of the late John J. Sr. and Margaret Unitis of Coaldale.

The couple has two sons, John J. III of Coaldale and Robert D., husband of Michaele of Atglen. They also have twin grandchildren, Jude and Hannah.

Friday, July 5, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A luncheon was held in honor of Clyde and Rose Mase of New Ringgold, who recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

The celebration was hosted by their children, Joan Seyler of Bath, Pa. and Frank Mase of Maine.

There were many family and friends there to wish them well at the luncheon, which took place at the Barnhouse Village in Bath.

In honor attendance was Myrtle Hoops, who was maid of honor for the couple on Jan. 5, 1943.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Orsulak

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Orsulak of Lansford recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were united in marriage on June 15, 1963 at the former St. Michael Church in Lansford by Monsignor Joseph Baran.

The couple celebrated their golden anniversary at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Lansford (formerly St. Michael Church) with the Rev. Kenneth Medve, followed by dinner with their family.

Betty and Steve owned and operated the "My Place Restaurant" in Lansford for many years.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Gimbi Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Gimbi Sr. of New Ringgold recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were united in marriage on June 17, 1963 in East Orange, N.J. by the Rev. Wilbur Parker.

Mrs. Gimbi is the former Donna Gerrone, daughter of Angelo Gerrone of Avon Lake, Ohio and the late Marie (Figueiredo) Gerrone.

Her husband is the son of the late Margaret (Parsons) and Russell Gimbi.