Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kowal of Buffalo celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with special prayers and blessings upon the couple by the Rev. Thomas J. Kadlec, pastor of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, followed by a family dinner party hosted by their children at the Roycroft Inn, East Aurora. Mr. Kowal and the former Florence Stefano were married April 29, 1950, in St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Buffalo. He is a retired millwright at General Mills, Buffalo. They have three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.