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John and Mary Jo McConnell

Mr. and Mrs. John McConnell of Altoona recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass attended by family and friends.

The couple were married on Aug. 29, 1970, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona, by Msgr. Roy F. Kline. Mrs. McConnell is the former Mary Jo Carney.

They are the parents of Craig (Jill) of Allison Park and the late John G. (Matea), who had lived in Canton, Ohio.

They also have four grandchildren: Derek, Leah, Jackson and Kaya McConnell.

Mr. McConnell retired as a process engineer from J&L Stainless, Louisville, Ohio.

He is also retired as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Mrs. McConnell retired as a licensed practical nurse from Blair Orthopedic Associates in Altoona.

The couple are active members of the Catholic Community of Saint Mark’s and Holy Rosary, Altoona.

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