Anniversary

Ron and Deb Shoop

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Shoop of Hollidaysburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 29. A surprise party was given in their honor by their children and attended by 90 family members. They were married on July 29, 1968, in North Carolina. Mrs. Shoop is the former Deb Kehler of ...

Richard and Becky Clapper

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clapper of Hollidaysburg are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Sept. 16, 1978, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lakemont, by Father Edward Eckenrod. Mrs. Clapper is the former Becky Warner. The couple have two daughters: ...

Eugene and Christine Tiracave

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Tiracave of Cresson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7. They were married Sept. 7, 1968, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Portage. Mrs. Tiracave is the former Christine Tomasko. The couple have three children: Christian and his wife, Alicia, of ...

Wayne and Jeanne Fleck

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fleck of Sinking Valley recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Relatives and friends are invited to attend an open house at White Oak Hall, Fort Roberdeau, Sinking Valley, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Guests are requested to omit gifts. The couple were ...

Crist and Eleanor Karakantas

Mr. and Mrs. Crist Karakantas of Altoona celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23 with a family celebration. They were married on Aug. 23, 1953, at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York City. Mrs. Karakantas is the former Eleanor Muller. The couple have two children: ...

Kenneth and Martha Wooden

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wooden of Shelburne, Vt., observed their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30. A family celebration was held earlier in the month. Mrs. Wooden is the former Martha Braun, who was born and raised in Altoona. The couple met in 1954 while Martha was a student at ...

John Sr. and Esther Myers

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Myers Sr. of Altoona celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 10. They were married Aug. 10, 1963, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona, by Father Louis Mulvehill. Mrs. Myers is the former Esther Ann Dorazio. The couple have two children: Stephanie Myers ...

Donald and Beulah Igou

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Igou of Altoona celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16. They were married Aug. 16, 1952, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Igou is the former Beulah Dickson of Skelp, Sinking Valley. The couple have two sons: Don and his wife, Carol, of Juniata, and Terry of Altoona. ...

Frank and Linda Lang

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lang of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29. They were married June 29, 1968, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Lang is the former Linda Cooper of Altoona. The couple have two children: Alisha Lang-Lum and husband, Will, of ...

Richard and Karen Sessamen

Mr. and Mrs. Richard “Dick” Sessamen of Warriors Mark celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 11. They were married July 11, 1963, in Maryland. Mrs. Sessamen is the former Karen Dell. The couple have four children: Steven and his wife, Sherry, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Ronald ...

James and Christine Post

Mr. and Mrs. James Post of Bellmeade celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6. They are planning a cruise to Bermuda in July. They were high school sweethearts and were married July 6, 1968, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Lakemont. Mrs. Post is the former Christine ...

Larry and Kathy Meckley

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Meckley of Hollidaysburg and Naples, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Bermuda. They were married May 24, 1968, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Meckley is the former Kathy Jo McDonald of Altoona. The couple have one son, Eric, ...

Andrew and Mary Chamberlain

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Chamberlain of Roaring Spring celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7. They were married July 7, 1958, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Chamberlain is the former Mary Cox. The couple have three children: Roger of Imler; Terry and his wife, Beth, of Duncansville; and ...

Richard and Kristie Holsey

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holsey of Altoona celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse on June 12. They were married June 12, 1993, at Bethesda AME Zion Church, Bethesda, Md. Mrs. Holsey is the former Kristie Larson. The couple have two children: Andrae ...

James and Rosemary Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. James “Bing” Wagner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise picnic hosted by their granddaughter Tessa Kenawell. They were married on June 29, 1968, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newry. Mrs. Wagner is the former Rosemary Zeth. The couple have ...

Gary and Bev Shank

Mr. And Mrs. Gary Shank of Roaring Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22. They were married June 22, 1968, at Holsinger Brethren Church in Bakers Summit. Mrs. Shank is the former Bev Smeltzer. The couple have two children: Stormy of Roaring Spring and Gary R. and his ...

Vincent and Joy Dodson

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Dodson of Claysburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Viking Rhine River Cruise to Switzerland, Germany, France and The Netherlands. They were married June 15, 1968, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Newry. Mrs. Dodson is the former Joy Roudabush. The ...

Paul and Charlene Clapper

Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Clapper of Belton, Texas, formerly of Duncansville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 14. They were married June 14, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Altoona. Mrs. Clapper is the former Charlene Ann White of Altoona. The couple have five ...

Jim and Mary Hillard

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hillard of Altoona celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 12. They were married June 12, 1953, at Wesley Methodist Church, Altoona. Mrs. Hillard is the former Mary Antes. The couple have three children: Jim Hillard and Matt Hillard, and wife, Edith, all of ...

Samuel and Gail Gill

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gill of 713 Garber St., Hollidaysburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, Hollidaysburg, and a June cruise to Bermuda. They were married May 25, 1968, at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren. Mrs. ...