Anniversaries

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 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Van Curen

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Van Curen (married April 25, 1964) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2014. They celebrated their special day with a surprise party and a renewal of their wedding vows at Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church where they were married.The party was put on by ...

The Rev. Cliff and Sandy Cliver

The Rev. Cliff and Sandy (Abramowicz) Cliver celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their immediate family at the White Inn in Fredonia on December 28, 2013. Shortly after their anniversary, they took an extended winter trip to California and Kentucky. They returned to their home in ...

Hans and Ursula Wiemer celebrate their 60th anniversary with their family

Hans and Ursula Wiemer of Chautauqua celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October 2013 with a family dinner. The dinner was hosted by their children: Marion and Fran Oliva of Westfield, Peter and Kathy Wiemer of Chautauqua, and Barbara and Bruce Davis of Mayville. The couple also has 12 ...

Frank and Mary Mirek celebrate 60th

Frank and Mary Mirek of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Feb. 13, 1954.Frank is the son of the late Frank and Stella Mirek of Dunkirk. Mary is the daughter of the late William and Hildegarde Thompson of Dunkirk. The couple has two children: ...

Carol and Terry Schrontz

Carol and Terry Schrontz are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the First Baptist Church, 876 Central Ave. on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be a special event at 3 p.m. Those attending should use the side door from the parking lot.In lieu of gifts, ...

Eleanor C.and Clark J. Tyler

Clark J. and Eleanor C. Tyler of Forestville, NY celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in November with a surprise visit from their grandchild, Amanda Squires, who lives in Florida.The couple were married Jan. 5, 1946 at the Grace Lutheran Church of Dunkirk. Eleanor was the former Eleanor ...

Elvin and Barbara Dutton

Elvin and Barbara Jane (Walbeck) Dutton celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Mr. and Mrs. Dutton were married Nov. 25, 1948 in Dunkirk.Father Raymond Donohue of Holy Trinity Church renewed their vows and gave a blessing at the 4 p.m. Mass. Family and friends ...

Gerald and Carol (Maslach) Kozlowski

On Nov. 30, 2013, Carol (Maslach) and Gerald A. Kozlowski celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends attended a Mass of Thanksgiving at Blessed Mary Angela Church concelebrated by the Rev. Matt Nycz and the Rev. Michael Parker. Musical selections were performed by Terri ...