Separated by different time zones and located in opposite ends of the country, it seemed as though they were worlds apart.
For decades, Gary Neifert Sr. was aware he had a long-lost stepbrother and stepsister.
The three shared the same birth father, Andrew Diehl, who was raised in Lehighton.
Neifert's grandfather at one time owned Bossard's Hotel in Lehighton.
When Neifert, who lives in Cherryville, was young, his mother Dorothy (Christman) Diehl, got remarried to an Irvin Neifert.