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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Mrs. Rose Barletta

Mrs. Rose (Jakubco) Barletta, formerly of Tamaqua, is celebrating her 90th birthday today with a family dinner at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua.

She was born April 21, 1925.

The widow of Vincent J. Barletta, who died Oct. 29, 1984, she has been a resident of the Hometown Nursing Center for the past four years.

After graduating from the former St. Ann's High School, Lansford, in 1943, she went to work for the late optometrist Dr. Harry T. Billiger in his Bonded Optical office in Tamaqua. She worked for Dr. Billiger for 30 years.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Winifred "Winkie" Woods

Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community is celebrating her 92nd birthday.

Nicknamed "Winkie," she was born in West Hazleton on April 12, 1923, the daughter of the late Winifred and Daniel Mulhern of West Hazleton.

She graduated from Weatherly Area High School in 1940. She then attended McCann's School of Business for stenography and later began working in the Hazleton National Bank building for A. Sterling Learn, CPA. Sterling and Winkie later married in 1945. They were married for 42 years until his death in 1987.

Monday, March 30, 2015
Agnes Brogan

Agnes Brogan, a resident at Heritage Hill SeniorCommunity, Weatherly, is celebrating her 99thbirthday.

Agnes was born inEckley on March 29, 1916. She is the daughter of the late John and Katherine Gaffney. Katherine was from Wilkes-Barre and John was from Ireland.

Agnes had five brothers and four sisters. She is the last of her immediate family.

Monday, March 30, 2015
Christine Yanek

Christine Yanek, a guest at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrated her 90th birthday on March 30.

She was married to Bernard J. Yanek for 54 years before his death in 2001.

Christine has threechildren, Donna Murmello, Bernadette Brasavage and John Yanek.

She has nine grand-children and seven great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed her work in the Hazleton General Hospital dietary department until her retire-ment.

Her hobbies include cooking, baking andcrocheting.

Monday, March 23, 2015
Lillian Sally Popek

Lillian Sally Popek of Jim Thorpe celebrated her 90th birthday last month.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1925.

Lillian was the guest of honor at a birthday party given by her children at Dom 'n Ali's Steak and Seafood Restaurant.

Lillian is the wife of Theodore S. Popek Sr.

Together they have five children: two daughters and three sons.

On her special day Lillian was surrounded by her family, daughters Mary Katherine McHugh and Cyrillia Gavornik, and sons Ted Jr., Tim and Terry Popek and spouses.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Carrie Deebel.

Carrie Deebel, a resident at Bachert's Victorian Manor in Lehighton, is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Carrie was born in Ringtown on March 22, 1915.

She was married to Allen Deebel on June 17, 1934.

She has two children: Jean Lorah of Center Valley, and Jim Deebel of Lehighton.

She also has a sister, Dorthy Zimmerman of Ohio.

Carrie has six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed quilting and baking and still loves to read and play Parcheesi.

A party in her honor will be held at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Hilda Guedes is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

Hilda Guedes, formerly of Palmerton, is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

Hilda was born Ildebranda Rosa Bernardo on March 5, 1915, in Silves Algarve, Portugal. She was married to Agostinho Guedes, a former prizefighter, for 52 years. Agostinho died in 1995.

The couple came to live in the United States in 1947, but enjoyed visits to friends and family in Portugal every summer during their marriage.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Donald Bloom

Donald Bloom of Lehighton is celebrating his 85th birthday. He was born Feb. 16, 1930. He is the son of the late George and Mabel Bloom.

He is married to Perma Evert Bloom. They will celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. He has two daughters: Cindy Tobias of Jim Thorpe and Sandra Koch of Palmerton

He has six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Donald celebrated his special day with his family.

Monday, February 2, 2015
Mildred Mayher

Mildred Mayher, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 90th birthday.

She was born on Feb. 2, 1925.

Millie is a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. She was married to her late husband, Boris Mayher, for 39 years.

She retired from the American Chain and Cable Company in Wilkes-Barre. She is an active member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Miners Mills.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Birte "Chris" Grover

Birte "Chris" Grover, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Chris was born in Roskilde, Denmark, on Jan. 7, 1925.

She was a stewardess in her early 20s. She speaks five different languages, which certainly helped in her profession.

Chris met the love of her life, the late Niles Grover, who was a pilot, and they were married in 1948.

Chris was very active in the Weatherly Flower Club, of which she was president for many years. She's made many friends throughout the local area.