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Thursday, October 2, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 who attended the recent reunion include, seated from left, Fred Armbruster, Phyliss (Burnhauser) Barry, Beatrice (Koons) Ladd and Carol (Weiksner) Witt; second row, Irvin Walck, Catherine (Putt) Sebelin, Maria (Dart) Utsick, Michael Lennon and Harry Eisenhart. Third row, Russell Palkendo, Darlene (Witt) Benyo, Sharon (Deats) Kobal, Kay (Feuerstein) Murphy, Eleanor (Barno) Evans, Rita (Tessitore) Mulderig, Diane Paulas, Helen (Guth) Bretzik, Ann Louise (Klotz) Hayes and Al Feuerstein, official class adviser. Fourth row, Edward Moyer, Edward Cheese, Edward Solomon, William Diehm, Eileen (Windbeck) Morgan, Linda (Helmer) Bergey, Judith (Neast) Eberhardt and Nadine (Roat) Weiler. Fifth row, Eugene Duffy, Lester Dunstan, Thomas Neast, Edward Kochie, Richard Benyo, Jon Weaver, Fred Bresswein, Ronald Hydro and Jeffrey James.

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 gathered Sept. 18 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club to celebrate its 50-year reunion. Thirty-five members attended.

Reunion Chairman Ed Solomon welcomed everyone and introduced the committee, which included Bill Diehm, Sharon (Deats) Kobal, Ann Louise (Klotz) Hayes, Jon and Greda Weaver, Darlene (Witt) Benyo and Bea (Koons) Ladd.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1954 celebrated its 60th anniversary with a reunion

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held its annual reunion picnic on Aug. 16 in the Lewistown Valley. Class members in attendance included, seated, Violet Osenbach Wood, Joan Reitz Berg, Lois Moser Comisac, Gwen Brachman Evans, Marion Folk Klein, Paulina Middlecamp Oswald, Thelma Lech Maday, Rosalyn Kleckner Blattengerger; and standing, Mearl Kistler Hartung, Joan Kacik Hamilton, Joan Jewells Breitman, Edward Titus, Daniel

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Attending the Tamaqua High School Class of 1964 reunion were, seated from left, William Hinkel, Cynthia (Zimmerman) Fagan, Bonnie (Brooks) Kotchmar, LouJean Cooper, Linda (Parfitt) Mock, Sandra (Kates) Troutman, Susan (Weaver) House, Toni (Andrukitis) Jones, Mary (Koch) Geschel, Loretta (Derr) Gilfert, Anna Marie (Lohenitz) Lileck, Sandra (Oster) Havron, Brenda (Gerber) Christensen, Janet (Lamon) Yarish, Sharon (Callan) Steager, Gayle (Jones) Hadesty. Second row, Janet Keich, Nancy (Barthel) O'Donnell, Gladys (Simek) Polgar, Barbara (Fritz) Kershner, Shirley (Steigerwalt) Lorah, Helen (Lohenitz) Linkevich, Virginia (Yacobenas) Allesch, Carmen (Balliet) Vandewater, Sylvia (Clemson) Zizelmann, MaryAnn (Gallagher) Rowlands, Penny (Krause) Sestakauskas, Jacquelyn (Titus) Shafer, Susan (Ike) Lindenmuth, Eileen (Zehner) Meiser, Janice (Shucavage) Fredericks, Barbara (Gerber) Lushia, Frances (Miller) Dick, Dorothy Eberts, Karen (Weston) Rottet, Shirley (Ambrose) Benny, Laurene (Frable) Bassler. Third row, Victoria (Fegley) Hinkel, Carole (Stosilavage) Waber, Robert Weyhenmeyer, LeeAnn (Neuroth) Tomchick, Jack Bassler, John Nortavage, Marc Rovner, Joanne (Dobrosky) Patrick, Kenneth Brown, Robert Donald, RuthAnn (Krapf) Feane, Ethlyn Berner, Charles Reaman, Richard Southam, John Morgans, Douglas Houser, Allan Lord, Robert Derr, William Wishousky, Larry Kellet, Diane (Hartung) Ronitz, David Hadesty. Fourth row, Paul Gimbel, Gary Steigerwalt, Sam Bennage, Samuel Kalny, Vernon Moyer, George Mock, Theodore Hafer, William Gould, David Yost, Blair Miller, Robert Holloway. Fifth row, Michael McFarland, John Hechler, Thomas Jones, John Dietrich, William Rodgers, Ronald Mundy, Richard Arculin, William Henry, Norman Lindenmuth, Franklin Schock, Dwight Rieman, James Hoban and Thomas Stamm. Missing from photo, Robert Smith.

The 50th anniversary reunion of the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1964, was held Sept. 7 at Capriotti's in McAdoo.

The invocation was offered by the Rev. Robert Smith. Master of ceremonies Theodore Hafer welcomed the 84 classmates and guests present. The class toast was given by Richard Arculin and the Rev. Franklin Schock offered the benediction.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet on Wednesday to plan for the 50th anniversary reunion.

The breakfast meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at 443 Beacon Restaurant, Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton. All class members are welcome to attend.

Any questions can be addressed at

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 2004 will hold its 10-year class reunion on Sept. 13 at the Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem.

Welcome is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing.

Contact Amber or Alyssa at for more information.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 held a 71-year anniversary reunion recently at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. Class members in attendance included, front, from left, Jean Taylor Derr, Alice Grigitas Watman, Pauline Pruett Fenstermacher and June Mantz Williams; back, Evelyn Keich Bass, Pearl Billman Leiby, Teresa Calabrese Dunkelberger, Harry Fetterman, Marlin Reinhart, Dr. Paul Lewis and Ruth Gerber Blaschak.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The time to make your reservations for the fourth One-Room Elementary School Reunion in Franklin Township has been extended.

The reunion will be held Sept. 27 at the Franklin Township Fire Company.

Anyone who attended any of the following elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion: Long Run, Walcksville, Big Creek, Indian Hill, Harrity and Wagner schools. If you are planning to attend, please mail in your reservations.

Call or email with any questions to or call Althea at 610-377-3498, Patty at 610-751-0439 or Florence at 570-325-3118.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Stephen S. Palmer High School Class of 1964 gathers for 50-year reunion

The Stephen S. Palmer High School Class of 1964

celebrated its 50th anniversary with a reunion, held Aug. 2 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates in

attendance included: (first row) Eileen Buck Stauffer, Mary Beth Brubaker Lennox, Betty Getz Signarovitz, Ina Wilhelm, Nancy Smida Delich, Louise Koch Schoch;

(second row) Richard Horvath, Judy Meckes Schwab, Mary Ann Leibenguth Repsher, Mary Lou Cznadel Moyer, Carol Lendvay Smale, Kathy Szakacs Driscoll, Lorraine Moyer Wertman, Joan Goodrich Adams, O. Marylyn

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1965 will be meeting for lunch at Penn's Peak at noon Aug. 14.

There will be a mystery guest from the state of Washington.