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Monday, January 19, 2015
Agnes Limberg

Agnes Limberg, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 93rd birthday.

Born in Easton on Jan. 22, 1922, Agnes was married to Laird Limberg for 32 years until his death in 1972.

Agnes has eight children: Michael Limberg of Hazleton; Dorothy Moser of Wayne; Karen Wright of Neschanic Station, New Jersey; Mary Thompson of New Tripoli; Patricia Limberg of Colleyville, Texas; Diane Piparata of Easton; Laird Limberg of San Diego, California; and Jeffrey Limberg of Mesa, Arizona.

She has 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Edward Rummel of Tamaqua will observe his 88th birthday on Wednesday.

He is married to the former Dorothy Herring. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 21.

Ed is a son of the late Edward G. and Jennette Rummel and graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1944.

In 1945, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a radio operator on a tank assigned to the 67th Tank Battalion, 2nd Armored Division.

He spent more than two years in the European Theater of Operations and was awaiting transport to the Pacific theater when World War II ended.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Lois Holman

Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 101st birthday on Nov. 1.

Born in Hazleton in 1913, Lois was married to Allan Williams for 47 years until his passing in 1979, and to David Holman Sr. for 10 years until his passing in 2000.

Lois is a member of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and received recognition for more than 50 years of service. She was instrumental in starting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Weatherly and was also a volunteer worker in the Hazleton Red Cross office during World War II.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Martin Hutira

Martin Hutira, Locust Valley, Barnesville recently celebrated his 94th birthday.

He was born Oct. 23,1920, at the homestead in Locust Valley to John Hutira and Anna Sako Hutira, both originally from Czechoslovakia. He had one older sister, Sue Dougherty, and two older brothers, John and Steve, all deceased. He has one younger brother, Paul Hutira of Orwigsburg, who also just celebrated his 92nd birthday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
William "Bill"  Fillingham

William "Bill" Fillingham of Parryville celebrated his 90th birthday on Oct. 21. He was born in Geneva, New York. He served in the United States Army in the China Burma India Theater during World War II as an MP.

After the service, he decided he would like to live in the Allentown area. He got a job at Western Electric, where he met his wife, the former Florence Shoenberger. They were married almost 59 years before her death in December of 2007.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Rita Aniszewski

Rita (Neglia) Aniszewski, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 91st birthday.

Born in Harlem, New York, on Aug. 1, 1923, she is the youngest sister of eight siblings.

Rita was married to Anthony Aniszewski for 45 years until his death in 1993. They both enjoyed world and U.S. travel.

Rita has two daughters: Rose Cava of Jim Thorpe, and Rita, who passed away in August 1999.

She has two granddaughters, one lives in Jim Thorpe, and the other in South Carolina, along with her two great-granddaughters.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Walter N. Hill of Tamaqua will celebrate his 99th birthday on Monday. He was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1915, the son of Joseph and Alma Hill.

After graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois and Eastern Baptist Seminary in Pennsylvania, he became a Baptist minister and preached for almost 75 years.

He was married to his wife, Rita, for 64 years. Rita died at age 88 on Nov. 2, 2006. Walter married Catherine Shutters in October of 2008.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Center and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 102nd birthday.

She was born on July 19, 1912.

She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, who is married to Charlotte; and Elmer Fritzinger, who passed away in 2001 in Florida.

Beatrice is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

She loved going out to eat and shopping.

A celebratory dinner is planned with her family.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Santina Marie Benech

Santina Marie Benech is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born July 14, 1924, to Dominic and Caroline Jacobe. Her parents were Italian immigrants.

She has lived her whole life in Tamaqua. She graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Alfred Benech, when he returned from World War II.

They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Norman Krepshaw

Norman Krepshaw, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, is celebrating his 95th birthday.

He was born in Shamokin on May 20, 1919. When he turned 13 he left school to work in the local coal mines.

In his teenage years he met the love of his life, Mary Louise Fry.

They were married on Jan. 2, 1940, in Saint Joseph's Church in Shamokin. They were married for 72 years until her passing in May of 2012.