Jim and Mary Lou Vreeland

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Vreeland of Hollidaysburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, followed by a reception at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg.

They were married Aug. 3, 1963, at St. Mary’s Church, Kingston, by the late Msgr. Anthony Norkunas.

Mrs. Vreeland is the former Mary Lou Meighan.

They have two children: Tracy Flynn, and her husband, Rusty, of Duncansville; and Jay and his wife, Beth, of Greensburg.

They also have four grandchildren: Brian and Brady Flynn, and Jake and Sophie Vreeland.

The couple enjoyed a pilgrimage to Italy with Bishop Mark Bartchak in July as part of their anniversary celebration.

Mr. Vreeland retired in 2000 as president and chief executive officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Bedford Memorial Hospital.

Both are members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.