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Anniversaries

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Sr. of Palmerton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 14, 1962 by the Rev. Fredick Bender at St. John's Episcopal Church, Palmerton.

Mrs. Anthony is the former RuthAnn Weidman, daughter of the late Franklin Weidman of Summit Hill and the late Anna Hayick of Palmerton.

Mr. Anthony was the son of the late Wilbert and LaRue Anthony of Palmerton.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Andrews of Franklin Township are observing their 53rd wedding anniversary. They were married on June 27, 1959 at St. Paul's Church in Big Creek by the Rev. Paul Buehrle.

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

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

The celebrants have three children: Wendy Bussey-Williams, Marci Warnkin and Scott Andrews, all of Lehighton.

Friday, June 8, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Herzog recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Pete and Nancy Herzog of Slatington recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Emerald Fire Company.

The were married at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, by the Rev. Robert J. Urffer on May 19, 1962.

Both Pete and Nancy are graduates of Slatington High School.

Prior to their retirement, Pete was employed by Mack Trucks for 31 years.

Nancy was employed by the Lehigh County Housing Authority for 18 years, and prior to that, by the Northern Lehigh School District.

Friday, June 1, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Schweibinz on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Schweibinz of Jim Thorpe celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary yesterday. They were married by the Rev. James Doolin, on May 31, 1952, in Immaculate Conception Church, Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Schweibinz is the former Evelyn Henritzy, daughter of the late Louis and Helen (Yurick) Henritzy of Jim Thorpe. She was a hairdresser for many years.

Mr. Schweibinz is the son of the late Charles and Anna (Kunzweiler) Schweibinz of Jim Thorpe. He was a Scoutmaster for 55 years.

They are the godparents of 39 children.

Friday, June 1, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Leinthall on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Leinthall of Summit Hill will celebrate their golden anniversary on Saturday. They were married by the late Rev. Hagen Stack on June 2, 1962 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Albrightsville.

Mrs. Leinthall is the former Shirley M. Wernett, daughter of the late Paul and Hazel Wernett of Albrightsville.

Mr. Leinthall is the son of the late Violet and Alfred Leinthall of Mauch Chunk.

The couple has one son, Charles Jr. of Jim Thorpe; and two grandsons, John C. of Nesquehoning, and Charles Jr. of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. David Wieand

Mr. and Mrs. David Wieand of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 21, 1982, by Willard Steigerwalt at the magistrate's office in Palmerton.

Mrs. Wieand is the former Louise Galloway, daughter of Kay Jennings of Tamaqua and the late Charles Galloway.

Mr. Wieand is the son of Jessie Schrader of Slatington and the late Richard Wieand.

The couple has three children, Robert Wieand, and Melissa, wife of Michael May, all of Lansford; and Nicole Wieand of Coaldale. They also have four grandchildren.

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. John Meckes

John and Bertha Meckes of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.

They were married May 24, 1952 at Christ U.C.C. Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Meckes is the former Bertha Heckman, daughter of the late Mary and Asher Heckman.

Mr. Meckes is the son of late John Sr. and Suzie Meckes.

The couple has one daughter Renee, wife of Michael Seyfried, Lehighton.

The couple also has twin grandsons, Christopher, married to Rebeka Melber Seyfried of Erie and Gregory of Lehighton.

A family dinner is planned to celebrate the event.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Klepper

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Klepper, Jim Thorpe, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on April 28, 1962 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miller Heights, Bethlehem by the late Rev. Msgr. Francis Gilley.

Mrs. Klepper is the former Frances Marie Kopas, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kopas of Bethlehem. Mr. Klepper is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Klepper, Hellertown.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walck, center, on their wedding day.

Jim and Michele Walck of Penn Forest Township are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

The Walcks were married on April 3, 1987 at St. Paul's in Albrightsville.

Their attendants were bridesmaids, Jodi (Rhyder) Sonon, daughter of the bride; Noreen (Smith) Rosanio, sister of the bride; Bill Berger, best man, cousin of the bridegroom; and Jesse Rhyder, usher, son of the bride.

Mrs. Walck is the former Michele Smith of Jim Thorpe. She is employed as a caseworker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Walck works for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Monday, April 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bales

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bales of Nesquehoning, formerly of Lansford, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently. They were the guests of honor at a dinner attended by family and friends.

They were married Jan. 12, 1952, in St. Ann Catholic Church, Lansford.

They have four children: Ann Louise Stevens of Warminster, Pa.; Paul Bales, deceased; Ida Jean Steele of Summit Hill; and Roberta Bales of Lansford. They also have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The couple owned the former Hotel Aquila, Lansford, for 23 years.