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Area natives observe anniversary

Russell and Linda Bobkoskie, of Richland Township, Johnstown, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 9. The couple were married in 1967 at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, South Williamsport, by Rev. Joseph Breslin.

The former Linda Jeanne Eck is the daughter of Eugene Jr. and Arlene (LaPan) Eck, who celebrated their 73rd anniversary on Feb. 12. She was a graduate of Saint Joseph High School, worked as a floral designer, secretary and in retail sales after the couple’s children were in school. Her hobbies are any type of needlework (machine and hand), gardening and word games.

Mr. Bobkoskie is the son of the late Leon and Grace (Stettler) Bobkoskie, of Williamsport. Russ, a graduate of Williamsport High School and Lycoming College, retired from a 52-year career as a board-certified occupational health specialist. He worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bethlehem Steel Corporation and National Loss Control Service Corporation. His hobbies include astronomy, genealogy and ancient history.

They are the parents of Cheryl (Kenneth) Chandler, of Johnstown, Annette (Timothy) Zell, of Elizabethtown, and Danielle Marx, of Johnstown. They have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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