Blaise Schweibinz, a resident at the Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 86th birthday on Sept. 24.
He was born and raised in Lehighton but, if asked, he'll gladly tell you he found the best wife ever in Palmerton.
He and his late wife Evangeline raised two sons Terry and Larry.
Blaise served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ranger. Afterward, he worked at Air Products as a machinist until retirement.
Later, to keep busy, he worked part-time for Rentschler Auto Parts.