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Golden wedding anniversaries

Arlene and Ron Horst

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Horst of Lancaster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in early December at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Lancaster. Mr. Horst and Arlene Mathers were married July 30, 1960, in Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is retired from Teamsters Local 375; she is a retired decorator in the drapery department for JC Penney. The couple has four children and six grandchildren

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65 YEARS

Rose and Harold Gandel

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gandel of Buffalo celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Mulberry Cafe, Lackawanna. Mr. Gandel and Rose Fingold were married Dec. 25, 1945, in the Statler Hotel, Buffalo. He is retired owner of Gandel's Liquor Store; she is a retired art teacher for the Buffalo schools. The couple has two children and two grandchildren.

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Daniel and Joan Dempsey

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dempsey of Orchard Park celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass and blessing at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Orchard Park, followed by a family gathering at Roycroft Inn, East Aurora. Mr. Dempsey and Joan Kelly were married Dec. 26, 1960, in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is a retired professor of physics at Canisius College; she is a retired registered nurse for the Orchard Park School District. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren

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Edwin and Joanne Zielinski

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Zielinski of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, followed by a dinner for family and friends at Ray's Lounge&Catering, Buffalo. Mr. Zielinski and Joanne Witczak were married Nov. 19, 1960, in St. John Gualbert Catholic Church, Cheektowaga. He is retired from General Motors. The couple has four children and five grandchildren

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Patricia and Peter Zaleski

Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Zaleski of Snyder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a private family gathering. Mr. Zaleski and Patricia L. Timm were married Dec. 23, 1960, in Grace United Church of Christ, Buffalo. He retired from the banking industry. The couple had four children and six grandchildren.

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60 YEARS

Ethel and John Fopeano

Dr. and Mrs. John V. Fopeano of Clarence celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner attended by their children and grandchildren. Dr. Fopeano and Ethel M. Chaosky were married Dec. 30, 1950, in St. Vincent de Paul Church, East Haven, Conn. He is retired chairman of the Medical Technology Department at the University at Buffalo; she is a former librarian for Buffalo Public Schools. The couple has five children, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.