Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Thursday, September 9, 2010
Oliver Griffin  Ruggeri

A son, Oliver Griffin Ruggeri, was born to Cara and Joseph Ruggeri of Coopersburg on July 31, at 12:58 a.m., in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Allen and Theresa Griffin of Hometown.

Paternal grandparents are Janice and Joe Ruggeri of Hometown. Paternal great-grandparents are Nancy Ruggeri of Hometown and the late Joseph Ruggeri.

Oliver was welcomed home by an older brother, Gabriel Ruggeri, age 2.

Friday, September 3, 2010
Amelia Rose Brunda

A daughter, Amelia Rose Brunda, was born to Vicki and John Brunda of Tamaqua on Aug. 1, 2010, at 5:28 p.m., in Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 18 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Lamar Kunkel of New Ringgold and Bernadine Kunkel of Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are John and Eleanor Brunda of Lansford.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Isabella Lucia Rose D'Ancona

A daughter, Isabella Lucia Rose D'Ancona, was born at 12:42 p.m. on June 5, 2010, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Regina Marie (Turner) and Marco D'Ancona of, Nesquehoning. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

Isabella was welcomed home by her older siblings, Agostino, 11; and Vincenzo, 10.

Maternal grandparents are Mary Ann Bubon, Tamaqua; and Victor and Elaine Turner of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandmother is Lucia D'Ancona of Lansford.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Madelyn Elizabeth Minnich

A daughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Minnich, was born at 4:19 p.m. on June 25, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to April Rehrig and Matthew Minnich of Lehighton. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Cheryl Miller and Todd Rehrig, both of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Maryann Minnich, also of Lehighton.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A son, Jesse Michael Ellis, was born at 3:45 a.m. on July 29, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Amy and Richard Ellis of Nesquehoning.

He weighed 7 pounds and measured 21 inches long.

Jesse was welcomed home by his three siblings: 9 1/2-year-old Nicholas, 7 1/2-half-year old Anthony and 5-year old Jacob.

Maternal grandparents are Francis and Judith Galgoci of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Norman and Lynne Ellis of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, August 13, 2010
Dylan Adolph Benulis

BENULIS A son, Dylan Adolph Benulis, was born at 11:19 p.m. on July 10, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown to Aimee (Boyle) and Steve Benulis of Schuylkill Haven.

He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Dylan was welcomed home by his older sister Allie Elise, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Jane Boyle of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Gene and Betty Benulis of New Philadelphia.

Maternal great-grandparents are Ruth and Adolph Zelonis of Tamaqua; and Joseph and Julie Boyle of Coaldale.

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Brody James Kantor

A son, Brody James Kantor, was born to Courtney A. Bruno and Stephen M. Kantor of Tamaqua, on April 29, 2010, at 5:35 p.m. in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his two older siblings, Kyle and Michael Kantor.

Maternal grandparents are John and Michele Bruno of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Richard Kantor of Tamaqua and Kathryn Nunemacher, also of Tamaqua.

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Callen James Walck

A son, Callen James Walck, was born at 5:59 a.m. on June 21, 2010 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Jamie and Robert Walck of Lehighton.

He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Susan and Harry Procina, of Lehighton, and David and Terri Moulthrop, also of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Sue and Kenny Sterling of Lehighton, and Rob and Kim Walck of Nesquehoning.

Monday, August 9, 2010
Caelyn J'naePedraza-Monks

A daughter, Caelyn J'nae Pedraza-Monks was born at 12:18 a.m. on July 4, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Kimberlee Monks and Noe Pedraza of Lansford.

She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by an older sister, Jaynssa Pedraza-Monks, who is a year old.

Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Donna Monks of Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are Jesus and Nicolasa Pedraza of Mexico.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Owen Stephen Ruch

RUCH A son, Owen Stephen Ruch, was born at 1:28 p.m. on April 21, 2010 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Lyndsey Kunkel and Matthew Ruch of New Ringgold.

He weighed 8 pounds and measured 21.5 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Renee Kunkel, Tamaqua, and the late Stephen Kunkel.

Paternal grandparents are Carl and Charlene Ruch of New Ringgold.

Maternal great-grandparents are Donald and Diana Kunkel of Tamaqua and Marie Mistal of Tamaqua.

Owen was baptized at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tamaqua on June 13.