Mr., Mrs. Batkowski observe 50th anniversary

DeRonda L. (Smith) and Dennis J. Batkowski, of Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary June 20, 2014.

They were married by Robert M. Everling at St. Boniface Church. They are members of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church.

Mrs. Batkowski, a native of Williamsport, is the daughter of the late Betty (Bastian) and Elwin L. Smith. She graduated from Canton High School in 1960 and attended State Beauty School. She is a homemaker.

Mr. Batkowski, a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Florence C. (Lueisele) and John T. Batkowski. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1962 and attended the former Williamsport Technical Institute, now Pennsylv-ania College of Technology. He retired in 2006 from Textron Lycoming Engines after 30 years of service.

They are the parents of a son, John, of Castro Valley, California, and a daughter, Jane M. Varo, of Rocklia, California.

There are two granddaughters.