Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Friday, November 2, 2012
Erin Mae Kupetz

A daughter, Erin Mae Kupetz, was born Oct. 12, 2012 to Bernard and Jennifer Kupetz of Tamaqua. The newest addition to the family was born in St. Luke's University Hospital-Allentown Campus, weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She was 21 inches long and was welcomed home by her big brother and sister, Stephen, 20, and Sophia, 1. Another sister, Emalee, is deceased.

Maternal grandparents are Nancy Moser of Tamaqua and the late Clyde Moser. Paternal grandparents are Bernard Kupetz and Mary Ann Kupetz of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Charlton James Garchinsky

A son, Charlton James Garchinsky, was born at 2:11 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon to Dr. Christopher and Janet Garchinsky of Lebanon.

He weighed 9 pounds and measured 21.5 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his older sisters, Caroline, who is 3, and Maria, who is 2.

Maternal grandparents are Christine and the late James E. Santore of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Richard and Vail Garchinsky of Lebanon.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A son, Mathew Wayne Ryan Jr. was born at 6:12 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2012 at Berwick Hospital Center to Tiffany Belletiere and Mathew Ryan of Tresckow.

He weighed 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Walter Zlomsowitch of Weatherly and the late James Belletiere of Drums.

Paternal grandparents are Kelly Green and Jodey Pritt of Florida and the late David Ryan of Weatherly.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Travis DanielReifsnyder

A son, Travis Daniel Reifsnyder, was born at 9:50 a.m. Aug. 17, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, to Heather Marie and Corey Lee Reifsnyder of Reading.

He was welcomed home by a brother, Casey, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Don and Gail Handwerk of Andreas. Paternal grandparents are Jacqueline Reifsnyder of Sinking Spring, Pa., and Larry Reifsnyder of Strausstown, Pa.

Paternal great-grandmother is Cornelia Handwerk of Lansford.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mia Maria Conners

A daughter, Mia Maria Conners, was born at 4:34 a.m. on May 15, 2012 at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, N.J. to Brandy and Sean K. Conners of Voorhees.

She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by older siblings Mackenzie Conners, 14, and Aubrey Michelle Conners, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Mark W. Cummins of Lehighton and Elizabeth Humphreys of Atco, N.J.

Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Susan Conners of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Patricia Conners of Lillington, N.C.

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Lucy Rose Uher

A daughter, Lucy Rose Uher, was born at 5:14 p.m. on July 30, 2012 at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville to John and Kerry (Jones) Uher of Coaldale.

She weighed 8 pounds, 14.5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Donald and Sally Ann Jones of Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are John and Josie Uher of Coaldale.

Maternal great-grandmother is Helen Jones of Lansford.

Paternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marmas of New Philadelphia.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Emma Jean Spisak

SPISAK A daughter, Emma Jean Spisak, was born at 6:10 p.m., July 28, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Janiel and John Spisak of Allentown.

She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21.5 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Mark and Mary Jean Pfaff of Tannersville.

Paternal grandparents are Vince and Fran Spisak of Lansford.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Madison Caroline Sommers

A daughter, Madison Caroline Sommers, was born at 11:45 a.m. on July 16, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Kristin M. and David L. Sommers of Summit Hill.

She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

She was welcomed home by her older brother, Ryan, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are David and Patricia Midas of Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are Louis and Barbara Sommers of Summit Hill.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Alexander (Xander) Thor Gambino

GAMBINO A son, Alexander (Xander) Thor Gambino, was born at 8:59 p.m. on May 29, 2012 in Pottsville to Kathleen Welsh and Andrew T. Gambino of Coaldale.

He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older brother Talon Wesley, who is 14 years old, and an older sister, Mya Jade, who is 11.

Maternal grandparents are Wayne Welsh of McAdoo and the late Marlene Couch.

Paternal grandmother is Cyndi Christman of Nesquehoning.

Paternal great-grandparents are Lois B. Gambino of Easton and the late Andrew T. Gambino.

Friday, August 10, 2012
Brynna Lee Hylka and Brylee Lynn Hylka

Identical twin daughters, Brynna Lee Hylka and Brylee Lynn Hylka, were born at 10:30 and 10:32 a.m., on June 29, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Mallory and Joseph Hylka, of Palo Alto, Pottsville.

Brynna weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Brylee weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18.9 inches long.

The babies were welcomed home by their older siblings, Gavyn, who is 5 1/2 years old, and Wyatt, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Mark Phillipeck of South Tamaqua.