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Lehighton couple wed 60 years

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkett
    Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkett
Published September 06. 2013 05:00PM

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkett of Lehighton recently are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 6, 1953 in New Ringgold by the Rev. A.R. Hunsberger.

The former Isabell M. Schnell is the daughter of the late Eloise and William Schnell of Lehighton.

Her husband is the son of the late Myrtle B. and Mervin A. Burkett of Lehighton.

The couple has three children: Lana, married to Patrick Gallagher, Lehighton; Gerald T. Burkett, married to Kim, South Tamaqua; and Todd A. Burkett, married to Mary, Lehighton.

They also have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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