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Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Menzies of Lancaster celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family in Florida. Mr. Menzies and the former Ann Reynolds were married March 16, 1957, in First United Presbyterian Church, Barberton, Ohio. He retired as an engineer for the state Department of Transportation, and she is a registered nurse who retired from Buffalo General Hospital. Th…

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Perry of the Town of Tonawanda will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a party given by their children April 2 for family and friends. Mr. Perry and the former Carolyn Rizzo, who were high school sweethearts growing up on the West Side, were married Feb. 4, 1967, in Annunciation Church on Lafayette Avenue, currently named Our Lady of Hope. A…

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Szczepankiewicz of Tonawanda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a blessing at the Candlemas celebration at St. Casimir’s Church in South Buffalo, surrounded by their children, grandchildren and friends. St. Casimir’s was the location of the wedding of Gary Szczepankiewicz and the former Christine Barth on Feb. 4, 1967. He is a retired chem…

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene DeFabio of the Town of Tonawanda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at St. Amelia’s Catholic Church in Tonawanda, where DeFabio and the former Kathryn Noble were married on March 4, 1967. The couple also had a celebration at Classics V in Amherst. He retired after 38 years at the Chevrolet River Road plant, and she is a h…

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Weber of Tonawanda celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in their daughter’s home. Mr. Weber and Patricia Kasmore were married March 8, 1952, in St. Gerard Catholic Church, Buffalo. A Korean War veteran, he retired from work as a district manager for W.R. Grace & Co. She is a homemaker. They have three children and eight g…

Mr. and Mrs. Haidy Rietz of Cheektowaga celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Falletta’s Restaurant in Clarence with their children and grandchildren. Mr. Rietz and the former Christel Thiem were married Feb. 23, 1957, in Christ Lutheran Church at Broadway and Fox Street in Buffalo. He retired as a maintenance worker at Joseph Davis Inc. in Buffalo. …

Mr. and Mrs. Zigmund Zilgme of Pendleton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at home with family and friends. Mr. Zilgme and the former Ann Pudans were married Feb. 23, 1957, in Visitation Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa. He retired from work as a machinist/mechanic at Nabisco in Buffalo. Before retirement, she owned and operated Zilgme’s Ceramics…

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Zemrac of North Tonawanda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Columbus, Ohio, to see relatives followed by a surprise limo ride to the church where they were married and to dinner with their son and family at the Hideaway Restaurant in North Tonawanda. Mr. Zemrac and the former Marilyn Zgoda were married Jan. 21, 1967, in St. John …

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Benes of East Eden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of friends and family in the log cabin at the Taylor Road Family Recreation Facility in Hamburg. Mr. Benes and the former Sally Knop were married Feb. 28, 1967, in Basel, Switzerland, while he was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany, with the U.S. Army. He retired from work with the…

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Occhino of Cheektowaga celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Russell’s Steak Chops and More. Mr. Occhino and the former Marie Ippolito were married Feb. 23, 1952, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is retired from Niagara Mohawk and she is retired from Goldome Bank in Buffalo. The Occhinos have two childr…

Mr. and Mrs. Charles French of Buffalo celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home followed by a trip to Mackinac Island. Mr. French and the former Beverly DuFrane were married Feb. 23, 1957, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Buffalo. He retired from work in collision at Delacy Ford, and she is a homemaker. They have seven children, 16 gr…

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crutts of Gasport have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. Crutts and the former Alice Newman were married Feb. 23, 1957, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, N.Y. He retired from Harrison Radiator in Lockport after 31 years and she retired from Fisher Price in Medina after 23 years. They have two children, two grandchildren and three gr…

Mr. and Mrs. David Nyhart of Hamburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at a Mass and renewal of their wedding vows at St. Bernadette’s Church in Orchard Park. They were guests at a dinner given by their children at a local restaurant and at a party at their son’s home. Mr. Nyhart and the former Patricia Kyte were married Feb. 4, 1967, in Sain…

Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Emmert of Cheektowaga celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Cheektowaga. Mr. Emmert and the former Helga Hemming were married Feb. 23, 1957, in Historic Ulmer Munster Lutheran Church in Ulm, Germany. He retired from work as a tool and die maker at General Motors in Tonawanda. They have two ch…

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Juszkiewicz of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a small family dinner celebration with their children and grandchildren. Mr. Juszkiewicz and the former Geraldine Glinski were married Jan. 14, 1967, in Transfiguration Church. He is a retired machine repairman from GM Delavan plant. She is a retired registration clerk from Windsong …