Anniversaries

Joan and Robert Zielinski

Robert and Joan Zielinski of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple renewed their wedding vows at a Mass at Blessed Mary Angela Parish, St. Hedwig site and received a blessing from the Rev. Matthew Nycz, pastor. A brunch at the First Ward Falcon Club ...

Joe and Tessie Russo

Joe and Tessie Russo of Silver Creek celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. They exchanged their vows on a late summer day in 1954 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, surrounded by family and friends. The former football star from Forestville Central High School first saw the ...

Sandra and David Ball

David and Sandra (Dingman) Ball celebrated their 50th anniversary with a chicken barbecue for 40 family members and their wedding attendants on Aug. 1 at the Fellowship Church in Brocton. On Aug. 2, an open house was held at the church for friends and well-wishers. Both events were hosted by ...

James and Mary Ann Sell

James and Mary Ann (Munson) Sell, of Fredonia, recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 15 with a party at Luensman Overview Park in Portland. Family and friends spent a beautiful day with the couple reminiscing and looking at photo books. Jim and Mary Ann had three children, ...

Kenneth and JoAnn (Polechetti) Belcher

Kenneth and JoAnn (Polechetti) Belcher celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 11.The couple was married at the Jamestown Seventh Day Adventist Church by Pastor Martin Feldbush in a ceremony filled with family and friends. Kenneth is the son of the late Clifford H. and Alma ...

Roy and Jean Pulvino

Roy and Jean (DePasquale) Pulvino celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2014.Roy and Jean were married in 1954 in Mt. Carmel Church in Silver Creek.They now reside in Dunkirk.They are the parents of Roy Pulvino Jr. of Arizona, David Pulvino of Dunkirk, Stephanie Pulvino of ...

David A. and Kathleen M. SanGeorge

David A. and Kathleen M. (Christy) SanGeorge, formerly of Silver Creek, and now of Franklin, Tenn., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family cruise to the Caribbean.The couple was married on April 4, 1964 at the former St. Mary's Church in Dunkirk.The couple has three ...

Joe and Viola Richir

Submitted PhotoPictured in front are Joe and Viola "Chickie" (Stevens) Richir of Sheridan who were honored at a surprise 60th wedding anniversary party on Sunday, July 20 at the Beaver Club in Fredonia. Their children, who planned the party, are pictured in the back from left to right: LuAnn ...

Dale W. and Judy Van Vlack

Dale W. Van Vlack and Judy (Botticello) Van Vlack will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Those attending will be their son and his wife, Dale and Lisa Van Vlack Jr. and their daughter and her husband, Eve and Joe Badecki. The couple has two grandchildren, Jay and ...

Donald and Deborah Lane

Donald and Deborah Lane of Sinclairville will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Aug. 5.Donald Phillip Lane and the former Deborah Ann Maydwell were married on August 5, 1974 in Sugar Grove, Pa, at the pastor's house behind the church.They have three children: Scott (Pam) Lane of Cuyahoga ...

Salvatore and Maria Francesca Crino

Salvatore and Maria Francesca (Chillemi) Crino recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at The Colony Restaurant in Irving surrounded by their family. They were married on July 18, 1964 in San Antonio, Sicily, Italy.In attendance were their six children: Angela ...

Ralph and Carolyn Swanson

Ralph and Carolyn Swanson of Forestville, married June 25, 1949, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at an open house given by their family on Saturday, June 28 at the Hanover Firehall. Family included their two daughters: Diana Bifaro and Barb Grady; grandchildren: Jason Bifaro, Carrie ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schwertfager

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schwertfager of Fredonia celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. She is the former Patricia Ann Calato, daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Nasca) Calato, formerly of Dunkirk. He is the son of the late Walter and Pauline (Greene) Schwertfager, formerly of Fredonia. The ...

Robert and Beverly Lannon

Robert and Beverly Lannon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2014 at a family picnic at their home in Mayville. They were married on July 4, 1964 at All Saints Church in Buffalo.They are the parents of Tim (Robyn) Lannon of Chardon, Ohio; Maureen (Ron) Erhard of Cuyahoga ...

Nancy and Robert York

Nancy and Robert York of Fredonia celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 23.Robert is a Corrections Officer for the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department. Nancy is employed at Kirk's Jewelers.The couple has two sons, Matthew and Kyle, who are currently in the U.S. Army. They also ...

Ed and Barbara Kane

Ed and Barbara Kane of Dunkirk celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a party organized by their daughter, Karen Hitchcock.The couple was married in Dunkirk on June 6, 1964. Ed was a steelworker who retired from Roblin Steel in Dunkirk and later worked at Erie ...

Phil and Audrey Julian

Phil and Audrey Julian of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.Married April 11, 1964 at St. Hyacinth Church, the couple celebrated the occasion with a cruise to the Caribbean Islands.After they returned, a family dinner was enjoyed at the Olive Garden restaurant, followed ...

Richard and Sylvia M. Pisa

Richard and Sylvia M. Pisa of Forestville renewed their vows and received a blessing on their 50th anniversary at St. Rose of Lima Church in Forestville. Richard, the son of Anthony and Mary Pisa, and Sylvia, the daughter of Theodore and Tessie Miller were married on May 16, 1964 at Our Lady of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Smith

Marvin and Frances Smith met in 1948 in New Freedom, Pa., right after Frances graduated from high school. They married on May 6, 1950.During May and June of this year, Marv will be 90, Fran will be 84, and they will have been married for 64 years.Together, they had quite a career in farming, ...

Michael and Catherine Gruber

Michael and Catherine Gruber of Forestville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 2, 1964 at the Gowanda Free Methodist Church in Gowanda.Both Mike and Cathy are retired. Mike was previously employed by Forestville Central School as the Transportation Supervisor ...