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Birthdays

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Nevin Smith

Nevin Smith, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, observed his 92nd birthday Oct. 9.

Nevin is a retired World War II Army veteran, having served as a rifleman with the 151st Infantry, Company G, from 1942-1945. After returning from the service, he gained employment at Atlas Cement and he married his childhood sweetheart.

He and his late wife Verna, raised eight children: Wilfred, Ruth, Allen, Jay, Richard, Louis, Louise and Victoria.

Friday, October 11, 2013
Caroline Schwab

Caroline Schwab, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Sept. 23.

Caroline comes from Willow Grove, Pa., and has two sons.

Carl lives in Doylestown and Bill lives in Lehighton.

She also proudly proclaims that she has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Caroline says she enjoys life at The Village including lunch trips and outings with her new friends as well as those with her family.

Friday, October 11, 2013
Blaise Schweibinz

Blaise Schweibinz, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 87th birthday, on Sept. 24.

He was born and raised in Lehighton. He and his late wife Evangeline had two sons. Terry and his wife Janet live in Slatington, and Larry and wife Jane live in Lehighton.

Blaise is an active member of his community. He attends exercise, plays bingo, enjoys music programs, and plays cards almost daily.

He still attends his home church at Trinity Lutheran in Bowmanstown and has been a choir member there for years.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Martha Schoch

Martha Schoch, a resident of Heritage Hill, Weatherly, recently celebrated her 91st birthday.

She was born on Sept. 21 1922, in Bismark, N.D. the second youngest of six children.

At age 6, Martha moved with her family to Hauto. After graduating from Nesquehoning High School in 1939, she moved to Orlando, Fla. with her sister, Jenny, to assist the troops during the war effort at the Orlando Army base.

During this time she met her husband, Jerry. The couple resided in Florida after the war and raised their only daughter, Carol, who died in 1999.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Mildred E. Assalita

Mildred E. Assalita is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born Sept. 25, 1923 near Andreas (Red Valley), to Calvin and Cora (Long) Koenig.

She had three brothers and five sisters. Her youngest sister, Dorothy, still lives in the area and they visit each other weekly.

On March 7, 1942 she married Blase C. Assalita, who died Aug. 4, 2010. She still lives in the home they helped build following World War II in Tamaqua. She enjoys gardening, but not the weeds.

Monday, August 26, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Oliver Solt is 100 years old. He recently celebrated his birthday with a party, hosted by his family, at the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club.

Oliver Solt recently became a centenarian.

The Bowmanstown native and current resident of Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday with a party hosted by his family at the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, a club he helped build over a half century ago.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1913 in Stemlersville, Pa., to Charles and Mary (Behler) Solt. He was one of 12 children.

Oliver married Bertha Heydt on New Year's Day in 1936. They were married 59 years until her passing in 1995.

Monday, August 26, 2013
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Angela "Ann" DeKorte celebrates her 100th birthday today. Her family and friends feted her at a birthday celebration on Sunday at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club.

Angela "Ann" DeKorte celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday with family and friends at the pavilion at Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club.

DeKorte, a resident of the Village at Palmerton, was born on Aug. 26, 1913 in Patterson, N.J. and grew up in New Jersey. She lived most of her married life in upstate New York with her late husband Garry DeKorte, where they owned a 350-acre farm following his retirement.

He passed away in 1995.

On the farm, the couple raised cows and pigs and hosted their children and grandchildren at family get-togethers.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Rita Aniszewski

Rita (Neglia) Aniszewski, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Born in Harlem, N.Y. 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. During their life together they both enjoyed world and U.S. travel.

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

Monday, July 22, 2013
Althea Young

Althea Young, a resident at the Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 15.

Born in Bowmanstown, Althea was the youngest of three girls.

"Arletta, Florence and I were very close. When we were young, mom had each of us take piano lessons with Earl Seip on Delaware Avenue," says Althea.

"She felt it was important to always have music in our lives, she was right because later in high school I played piano in the orchestra while I attended Palmerton High School."

Monday, July 22, 2013
Dorothy Crown

Dorothy Crown, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 15.

Born in Harrisburg, she is the only child of the late Claude and Maude Hassinger. She chuckles when she says that her parents said she was the perfect gift, so they stopped there.

Dorothy, "Dot" as she is better known, attended William Penn High School and later Central Pennsylvania Business College.

When she was about 21 years old, Dot and her friend Jean were at a local rollerskating rink and Harold was there with one of his friends.