Herbert “Herb” and Evelyn Curvey of Tamaqua are celebrating 65 years of marriage today (Wednesday, September 2, 2015). Herb is 87, and Evelyn is 88. They have 4 kids, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Both met when they worked together at Atlas Powder Company. Herb, who said said he persuaded Evelyn to stop working after 3 years, worked at Atlas for 43 years (1947-90) .
Herb has been a member of the American Hose Company since 1949, served on Tamaqua’s Borough Council from 1966 to 1973, volunteered with the Tamaqua Fire Police from 1972 to 2015, was a cub scout leader for 7 years, and coached knee-hi football.
Evelyn said she simply focused a lot of her time with family.
In addition, both have been active with their church, Trinity United Church of Christ – Tamaqua, since marriage.
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