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Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Creitz celebrate 77 years

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Creitz of Lehighton recently celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 1, 1944, by the Rev. George McKinley, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Palmerton. They were attended by Pauline Borger, sister of the bride, and witnessed by the bride’s mother, Susan Neff, and the bridegroom’s mother, Grace Creitz.

Mrs. Creitz is the former Dorothy Arlene Neff, daughter of the late George and Susan Neff. She is a retired garment worker employed by Peerless Mills for many years.

She will be celebrating her 96th birthday on July 20.

Mr. Creitz is the son of the late Daniel and Grace Creitz. Willard served in World War II as a Seabee in the Navy. He is a Bethlehem Steel retiree. He will be celebrating his 96th birthday also on May 11.

They have one daughter, Joan, wife of Russell Miller of Lehighton. Their granddaughter, Sherry, is married to Michael Rose, and their great-grandchildren are Emily and Bennett Rose, all of Coplay.

They were remembered by family and friends with cards and flowers. Willard is the last living member of his immediate family. Dorothy has one sister, Diane Snyder of Palmerton, and one brother, Franklin Neff of Parryville.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Creitz