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Mr. and Mrs. Peter Solender of Williamsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Crown Princess to South America. Mr. Solender and the former Suzie Rivo were married March 18, 1967, in the Grande Ballroom of the Parkway Inn in Niagara Falls. He retired as an electronic engineer at Sylvania in Amherst, Mennen Medical in Clarence and Graphic Contro…

Mr. and Mrs. John Hassett of Buffalo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party given by their children with family and friends at The Barrel Factory/Lakeward Spirits in Buffalo. Mr. Hassett and the former Jeanne Gerevics were married April 15, 1967, in Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Buffalo. He retired as a docksman and truck driver for Yellow F…

Mr. and Mrs. James Scherer of South Buffalo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows on a family vacation at the Polynesian Village in Walt Disney World. Mr. Scherer and the former Charlene Bamer were married Feb. 25, 1967, in St. John the Evangelist Church in Buffalo. A former funeral director, he is retired from National Fuel Gas. She is a retired…

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Redfern of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner with their children and grandchildren at their home. Mr. Redfern and the former Anne Marie Scagnelli were married April 22, 1967, in St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Buffalo. He worked at Bethlehem Steel and then retired from the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority after 19 y…

Mr. and Mrs. William Hoctor of Blasdell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends at the Roycroft Inn. Mr. Hoctor and the former Nardel DeMan were married March 18, 1967, in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lancaster. He retired as a tool & die superintendent at the Buffalo Stamping Plant of Ford Motor Co. in Woodlawn. She retired as a professional fashion mode…

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schroeder of Chaffee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a quiet dinner. Mr. Schroeder and the former Paula Rucker were married April 22, 1967, in Baker Memorial Methodist Church, East Aurora. He retired from Brooks Rigging in Elma; she retired from Luminescent Systems in East Aurora. They have three children, five grandchildren and one great-g…

Mr. and Mrs. John Evoy of Depew celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration at Russell’s Steaks Chops & More in Lancaster. Mr. Evoy and the former Linda Sorrentino were married April 22, 1967, in Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church in West Seneca. Before retirement, he was a plumber and a member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 36/22 for 52 year…

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kuerzdoerfer of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass in St. Joseph’s Cathedral celebrated by Monsignor David LiPuma and Father Robert Gebhard, and a dinner with family and friends at Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More in Lancaster. Mr. Kuerzdoerfer and the former Patricia Towlson were married April 22, 1967, in St. Mary Magd…

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Walczak of Lancaster celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner celebration at Ripa’s Restaurant, Lancaster. Mr. Walczak and the former Betty Holler were married April 19, 1952, in Our Lady of Pompeii Roman Catholic Church in Lancaster. He retired as a tester at Westinghouse and she retired as a nurse’s aide at St. Joseph’s Hos…

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bauer of West Seneca celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary April 12. A party for family and friends at the family beach cottage is planned for Memorial Day. Mr. Bauer and the former June Woods were married April 12, 1947, in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Buffalo. He retired from work as a City of Buffalo firefighter, and she is a retired lic…

Mr. and Mrs. David Lesinski of Boston celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a small family dinner at J&M’s West End Inn in Hamburg. Mr. Lesinski and the former Joyce Nowasell were married April 15, 1967, in St. Martin’s Church, South Buffalo. He retired from a career as an art teacher in Lackawanna schools. She taught music lessons on piano, organ and accordio…

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Turk of Buffalo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a golden anniversary celebration dinner with their sons and daughters-in-law. Mr. Turk and the former Sharon Ross were married April 8, 1967, in at South Park United Methodist Church, Buffalo. He retired from work as a diesel mechanic at Tonawanda Coke. They have three children, six grandchildr…

Mr. and Mrs. William Mansell of West Seneca celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. Mansell and the former Shirley Ann Raab were married April 7, 1957, in St. Aloysius Church, Cheektowaga. He retired from work as a materials manager for the F.N. Burt Co. They have four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Thomas of Tonawanda celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner celebration, hosted by their daughter, Cynthia Paar. Mr. Thomas and the former Mildred E. Platt were married April 12, 1951, in Dallas. He retired as a process mechanic for E.I. Dupont in the Town of Tonawanda. They have three children, eight grandchildren and six grea…

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hyman of Strykersville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family cruise to the Caribbean. Mr. Hyman and the former Alice Cyrek were married April 15, 1967, in Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Williamsville. Mr. Hyman retired from dairy farming, but is still active in retail, real estate, raising beef cattle and harness racing…