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Anniversaries

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 ...

Professor Ron Sievert and Marcia (Gibbs) Sievert

Professor Ron Sievert and Marcia (Gibbs) Sievert are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married November 23rd, 1968 at St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk, NY. Marcia, a graduate of SUNY at Brockport, worked at the University of Texas, the Texas Department of Health and Human ...

Frank R. and Ardeene Lisa

The family of Frank R. and Ardeene Lisa held a 73rd anniversary party for the couple on Oct. 27. Friends, family and grandchildren attended. Pictured are front row from the left: Frank R. Lisa and his wife of 73 years, Ardeene Lisa and son, William Lisa. In the back row are son Frank Lisa Jr., ...

Mary Kay Michalski Beach and Raymond Beach

Mary Kay Michalski Beach and Raymond Beach celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Oct. 12, 1968 wedding, which was held at Mt. Carmel Church in Silver Creek. A party in their honor was hosted by their daughters Sharon Cloos and Karin Braidich at the Fireside Manor on Saturday, Oct. 13. In ...

Thomas and Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki

A blind date set up by a mutual friend has turned into 50 years of sharing their lives together. Thomas and Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this month. Tom was serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War when he proposed, sending the ring in a ...

Tom and Martha Lukasik

Tom and Martha Lukasik reaffirmed their wedding vows to one another on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in honor of their 50th year of marriage. The ceremony was officiated by the Honorable Anthony J. Pulci at East Town Fire Hall in Dunkirk. Jack Ward, brother of the bride, walked Martha down the aisle ...

Robert and Betty Jean Tripp

The family of Robert and Betty Jean (Guest) Tripp are excited to announce their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Mr. and Mrs. Tripp are residents of Fredonia. They have one son, Brian (Susan) Tripp. All those who know this couple are asked to join in congratulating Bob and BJ ...

Peter and Eugenie Briggs

Peter and Eugenie Briggs of Fredonia were guests of honor at a party at the Shorewood Country Club on July 21, with a second gathering at their home on July 22. The party was given by their seven children: Julie (Andre) Edwards of Fredonia; Kathryn (Anthony) D’Aurizio of Batavia; Amy Briggs ...

JBA announces winning Chautauqua County Mock Trial team

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Bar Association (JBA), founded to elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and cherish the spirit of brotherhood among the members of the association, was pleased to announce the winners of the Chautauqua County Mock Trial ...