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Anniversaries

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Zlock

Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Zlock of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 22, 1962 at Trinity U.C.C., Tamaqua by the Rev. Joseph Miller.

Mrs. Zlock is the former Janice L. Wetterau, daughter of Helen Wetterau of Tamaqua, and the late Paul Wetterau.

Mr. Zlock is the son of the late Paul and Susan Zlock of Lansford.

The couple have two daughters, Janna Scheese, wife of David Scheese of Sinking Spring, Pa.; and Allison Valentine, wife of James Valentine of Lehighton.

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of Lehighton recently observed their 62nd wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 2, 1950 at Jacob's U.C.C. Church in Weissport.

Mrs. Brown is the former Dorothy Bachman, daughter of the late Edgar and Alice Bachman of East Penn Township.

Mr. Brown is the son of the late William and Leona Brown of Lehighton.

The couple has two daughters: Karen, wife of Larry Klotz of East Penn Township; and Susan, wife of Patrick Conner of Tamaqua.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Curvey of Tamaqua will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. They were married in Trinity Reformed Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. John Kleinginna.

Mrs. Curvey is the former Evelyn Betz, daughter of the late John C. and Bertha Betz and was formerly employed part time in the garment industry and the former Atlas Powder Company.

Mr. Curvey is the son of the late Jacob and Mabel Curvey. He retired from the former Atlas Powder Company after being employed there for 43 years.

Friday, August 31, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tirpak  on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tirpak of Summit Hill are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 31, 1952 in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford.

Mrs. Tirpak is the former Kathleen Rinko, daughter of the late Frances and Michael Rinko of Summit Hill. Mr. Tirpak is the son of the late Mary and George Tirpak, also of Summit Hill.

Friday, August 24, 2012
@$:Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Long Jr. on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Long Jr. of Lehighton are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 26, 1972 at the Lehighton Wesleyan Church. A reception followed at the Lehighton Sportsman's Club.

Mrs. Long is the former Sally Anne Koch, daughter of Phyllis A. Koch and the late Albert F. Koch of Lehighton. She was given in marriage by her grandfather Quinton A. Kunkle.

Her sister, Priscilla, served as her matron of honor, while her husband's sister, Linda Long (now Muffley), served as her maid of honor.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bruno

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bruno of Summit Hill celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier this summer.

They were married on June 27, 1987 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Summit Hill, by the Rev. Richard Nachajski.

Mrs. Bruno is the former Michele M. Wargo, daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna J. Wargo of Summit Hill. Her husband is the son of Flora D. Doyne (Griffin) of Pottsville and the late Michael P. Bruno of Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bollinger Sr.

Marie and Lloyd Bollinger Sr. of Palmerton are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 22, 1942 at the Episcopal Church in Aquashicola by Rev. Adams.

Marie is the daughter of the late Arthur and Blanche Schaffer of Aquashicola. Lloyd Sr. is the son of the late Jonas and Annie (Eckhart) Bollinger of Little Gap.

Prior to their retirement, Lloyd Sr. was self-employed in his own construction/trucking business Bollinger Bros. Marie was employed for several years at the Palmerton Area High School as a member of the cafeteria staff.

Friday, August 10, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. "Chip" Reed on their wedding day

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. "Chip" Reed of Lehighton are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Aug. 10, 1952 by the Rev. Kirke Davis at First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton.

Mrs. Reed is the former Joanne E. Schoch, daughter of the late Mildred and Allen Schoch of Lehighton.

Mr. Reed is the son of the late Miriam R. and Jabez H. Reed of Weissport. He is the former owner of Reed's Market in Weissport, which closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2010, after 80 years in business.

Monday, July 30, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Delessio

Albert and Anna Delessio, formerly of Hazleton, recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 27, 1953. Mrs. Delessio is the former Anna Sisack.

They have seven children, 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The couple lived in Hazleton, prior to moving to Heritage Hill, Weatherly.

Monday, July 30, 2012
The Rev. and Mrs. Fred Oleck

The Rev. Fred and Jane Oleck recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 27, 1964. Mrs. Oleck is the former Jane Craiglow.

The couple resided in Weatherly, prior to moving to Heritage Hill.