Mr., Mrs. Bender observe 50th anniversary

Gail Dianne (Creveling) and Thomas Lee Bender, of Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary on May 4, 2018.

They were married by the Rev. Eugene Gunning at the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation.

Mrs. Bender, a native of Bloomsburg, is the daughter of the late Gladys and Edward Creveling. She graduated from Bloomsburg Area High School and Thompson Institute in Harrisburg. Gail retired in 2013 after service at Northern Central Bank and Trust, The Williamsport Hospital and Wal-Mart.

Mr. Bender, a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Marian and Carl Bender. He graduated from South Williamsport Area High School and Williamsport Area Community College. He retired from the Pennsylvania Departm­ent of Highways in 2003 after 36 years of service.

They have a daughter, Tammy, of Williamsport; and a son, Michael, of Montgomery.

There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a family celebration and a trip to New England is being planned.