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Anniversaries

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.

Monday, April 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan George

Harlan and Edith George of Palmerton, are celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary today. They were wed April 2, 1938 in Elton, Md.

Mrs. George is the former Edith Smith, daughter of the late Wilson and Emma Smith.

Mr. George is the son of the late Charles and Minerva George.

The couple has one daughter, Devoe Snyder of Little Gap. They also have one grandson, Randy Snyder of Kunkletown and two great-grandchildren, Melissa and Brandon Snyder.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pampanin of Summit Hill will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

They were married on Sept. 26, 1964 in St. Joseph's Church in Summit Hill by Monsignor Hailey.

Mrs. Pampanin is the former Elizabeth Philipovich, daughter of the late Peter and Christine Philipovich.

Mr. Pampanin is the son of the late Peter and Helen Pampanin.

Friday, March 23, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. George Gernavage

George and Joan Gernavage of Still Creek, celebrated their golden anniversary recently. They were wed March 10, 1962 in Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, Lansford.

Mrs. Gernavage is the former Joan Guresh, daughter of the late Walter and Mary Guresh of Still Creek.

Mr. Gernavage is the son of the late Albert and Catherine Gernavage of Tamaqua.

The couple has two children, Mara Gernavage and Renata Gernavage. They also have two grandchildren, Brea Albert and Kayla Morgans, as well as two great-grandchildren, Emilee and Donavin Albert.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Arlan W. Conrad

Mr. and Mrs. Arlan W. Conrad of Mertztown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

The Conrads were married on March 17, 1962 in Fleetwood, Pa.

Mrs. Conrad is the former Norma K. Hill, daughter of the late Mabel M. and Norman (Mickey) Hill of New Ringgold. She is a former New Ringgold resident.

Mr. Conrad is the son of William and Edna Conrad of Mertztown.

They have one daughter, Regina, who is married to Jason Kohl of Mertztown.

The couple will celebrate the occasion with a party given in their honor.

Friday, March 2, 2012
@$:Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barachie Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barachie Jr. of Franklin Township will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They were married by the Rev. Melvin Hammer Jr. on March 4, 1972 in St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Weissport.

Mrs. Barachie is the former Rose Nenscel, daughter of the late Joseph and Iva Nenscel of Gilbert. She is employed by PenTeleData.

Mr. Barachie is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Barachie Sr. of Jim Thorpe. He is a part owner of Pol-Bar Automotive in Lehighton.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Margaret and Joseph Romano of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Jan. 20, 1962 by the Rev. Sheenin at St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Romano is the daughter of Peggy Kubilus of Tamaqua and the late Joseph Kubilus.

Her husband is the son of the late Rose and Angelo Romano.

They have three children: Teresa Kester of Lavonia, Ga.; Michelle and her husband Duane Barron of Tamaqua; and Marie and her husband John Sottosanti of Temple, Pa.

Friday, January 20, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tobia

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tobia of Palmerton recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married by the Rev. John Pavlosky on Jan. 14, 1972 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palmerton.

Mrs. Tobia is the former Mary Cahoy, daughter of the late Frank and Frances Cahoy of Geddes, S.D. Her husband is the son of Ann Tobia and the late Steve Tobia of Palmerton.