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Anniversaries

Fred and Rosemary Piede

Fred and Rosemary Civilette Piede renewed their 50th wedding vows at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk, on their actual anniversary date of Oct. 3 at the 4 p.m. Mass with the Rev. Daniel Walsh officiating. They were originally married at St. Anthony’s church in Fredonia on ...

John and Frieda Swanson

On Sept, 5 John and Frieda Swanson celebrated there 50th wedding anniversary. To commemorate there love a vow renewal ceremony took place at the end of Sunday service on Sept. 6 at First Baptist Church in Dunkirk. Pastor Mark Massaro officiated the vow renewal, maid of honor was the ...

Mr. and Mrs. Luis M. Vega

Lou and Carmen Vega are celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss today, Sept. 19, 2020. Lifelong residents of Dunkirk, they are the proud parents of a retired U.S. Marine, Tony of Indiana; a teacher, Rosie of Dunkirk; and a NICU nurse, Lydia Marie Becker of the Bronx. They have nine grandchildren ...

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith

A 50th wedding anniversary Mass was celebrated at the St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fredonia on Aug. 29 for Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Smith. Daniel and the former Beverly Manuel were joined with their sons. Daniel and Brad as well as their families for the celebration.

Mr. and Mrs. James Strzempka

Mr. and Mrs. James Strzempka of Silver Creek celebrated heir 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8, 2020, quietly with daughter Rebecca and her family. James and the former Paulette Schmidt were married in San Diego, Calif, on Aug. 8, 1970, where Jim re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They returned ...

Mr. And Mrs. Rich Carlson

Rich and Marge Carlson of Cassadaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 18 in their home with family and friends. They were married in 1970 in Stockton Community Church and moved from Jamestown to Cassadaga in 1989. Rich retired from the Jamestown Post Office in 2004 ...

Alan and Marilyn Raun

Alan and Marilyn (Tubbs) Raun of Largo, Fla., celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on July 15, 2020. They were married at the Portland Congregational Church in Portland, N.Y., in 1951. They were both active in the Portland/Brocton community where they resided until 1970 when the ...

John and Arlene Zanghi

Arlene and John Zanghi celebrate 70 years in marriage. were married in 1950 in Ripley and they have lived in Brocton ever since. They have three children Michael, Debby and Karen. They have five grandchildren: Denise, Dale, Brian, Krista, and Matt. They also have seven grandchildren: Kyle, ...

Weddings, births and more

The OBSERVER wants to run your engagement, wedding, birth and anniversary announcements. There is no charge for anniversary (25 years and higher), engagement, birth or wedding announcements with a black and white photograph. There is a $20 processing charge for publishing engagement, wedding ...

James and Carol Balzer

Mr and Mrs James Balzer Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage On May 3,1960 at St. Mary's Church in Dunkirk, James and Carol Balzer exchanged their wedding vows. Mrs. Balzer is the daughter of the late William and Mary Wroblewski and Mr. Balzer is the son of the late Andrew and Hattie Balzer. A ...

John and Rosemary Taddio

John and Rosemary Taddio celebrate 50 "interesting" years of marriage on April 11. John and Rosemary would like to say thank you to all their friends and family for the love over the years.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Haase Sr

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Haase Sr. celebrated their 60th anniversary with Mass and renewing their vows and a brunch with family and friends at the Clarion Hotel. The former Patricia Raths and Mr. Haase were married Oct. 3, 1959 in St. Mary's Church, Dunkirk, with the Rev. Leo J. Gorman, CP ...

John and Melinda Bell

John and Melinda Bell of Fredonia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday Oct. 26. The couple along with their children threw a Halloween Bash to celebrate this milestone. Melinda also celebrated her 70th birthday. Great food and dancing were enjoyed by all. Family and friends ...

Jeri and John Wiedenhofer

John and Jeri Wiedenhofer were married 50 years ago on Sept. 29, 1969 in Covington, Kentucky, while he was stationed right over the border at his base in Wilmington, Ohio. John was sent to Vietnam in late June, 1970. Nearly three weeks later, he was shot and seriously wounded, spending a ...

Barbara and Michael Luffred

Happy 60th wedding anniversary to Barbara and Michael Luffred of Gowanda. Enjoy your day, fondly, your loving children.

Ronald “Crab” and Nancy Chrabasz

Ronald “Crab” and Nancy Chrabasz recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 16, 1969 at St. Hyacinth Church in Dunkirk. Ron is the son of the late Jacob and Frances Chrabasz and brother of the late Norman “Butchie” Chrabasz. Nancy is the daughter of ...

Donald and Deborah Lane

Donald and Deborah Lane of Sinclairville will celebrate their 45th wedding 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 ...

David and Rena Finko

David and Rena Finko’s 60th wedding Anniversary was celebrated at Concord Estates. The Office For The Aging put on a lavish celebration with white linens, flowers, sparkling juice and a special cake. Concord Estates have been a luncheon site for the Office For The Aging for six years now ...

Donald and Carolyn (Hart) Briggs

Donald and Carolyn (Hart) Briggs were married April 13, 1957. This photo was taken in 2010 while they were vacationing in South Dakota. “Dearest Mom and Dad, Your children would like to share with the community how proud of you we are to celebrate 62 years of marriage. You have given us ...

Frank and Mary Mirek

Frank and Mary Mirek of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Feb. 13, 1954 at St Mary’s Church. This wonderful union began at the old Sweet Shop on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. Frank is the son of the late Frank and Stella Mirek of Dunkirk. Mary ...