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John and Theresa Betker

Mr. and Mrs. John Betker Sr. of Lancaster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Cheektowaga, followed by a family dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

Mr. Betker and the former Theresa Piwowarski were married April 23, 1966, in St. Josaphat Catholic Church. A member of UA Local 36, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, he retired from the Facilities Department at the University at Buffalo. She is a retired secretary for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. They have three children and four grandchildren.