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Anniversaries

Family honors Cogan Station couple

James and Mary Mertes, of Cogan Station, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Oct. 24, 2019. They are the parents of three children, Terry, of Williamsport, Tammy, of Cogan Station, and Dennis, of Cogan Station. They have three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Family members ...

Montoursville couple observes anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McLaughlin, of Montoursville, will observe their 69th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12, 2019. They were married by the Rev. Henry M. Savcool in Owego, New York, in 1950. The former Ester Turdis Larsen is a native of Feda, Norway, and is the daughter of the late Sam and Olga ...

City couple celebrates 75th anniversary

Joseph R. and Eleanor A. Waltz, of Williamsport, celebrated their 75th anniversary on Nov. 1, 2019. They were married by the Rev. E. Raymond Shaheen at The Little Chapel of the Good Shepherd of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport. They are former members of the First Baptist Church of ...

Montoursville couple observes emerald anniversary together

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kaufman Sr., of Montoursville, observed their 55th anniversary Sept. 26, 2019. They were married by the late Rev. Robert Lundy at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville. The former Doris Ritter is the daughter of the late Thelma and Samuel Ritter Sr. She ...

Hughesville couple celebrate 60 years

Wayne and Harriet Watts, of Hughesville, celebrated 60 years of marriage on Sept. 25, 2019. The couple was married during a small ceremony at the Millville Christian Church in 1959. The former Barbara Harriet Davis, of Orangeville, is the daughter of the late Fred and Marie Davis. She was a ...

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 ...

Montgomery couple observes 55th anniversary

Married Sept. 12, 1964, Norman and Elaine McCormick Kobbe celebrated 55 years together. The couple was married in Montgomery. Norman is retired from Ceraln Corp. & Metal Parts. The couple has enjoyed 15 years of retirement. They are the parents of Stephanie Kobbe Winder and Sondra Kobbe ...

South Williamsport couple celebrate 60th anniversary with family on cruise

Robert L. and Frances E. Bradley, of South Williamsport, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 8. They were married in 1959 by Rev. Robert Kline at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The couple are members of St. Lawrence Church. The former Frances E. Stahl, of ...

Loyalsock couple revisits honeymoon 25 years later

William and Lynne Piotrowski, of Williamsport, celebrated their 25th anniversary on Aug. 6. They were married at St. Columbia Catholic Church in Bloomsburg. The former Lynne Ernst, of Bethlehem, is the daughter of Taylor and Mary Ernst. She graduated from Freedom High School in 1985, received ...

Loyalsock natives spend anniversary in the Bahamas

Carl and Cathy Livermore, of Loyalsock Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23. They were married by the Rev. Melvin Whitmeyer at the First United Methodist Church of Williamsport. The former Cathy L. Moore is the daughter of the late Albert and Betty Moore. She ...

City couple observes 40th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Messner are observing their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 25. They were married by the Rev. John F. McGlaughlin and Thomas B. Morningstar at Ascension Catholic Church where Mrs. Messner was a member. Mr. Messner was a member of East Point United Methodist Church. The ...

Former Liberty teachers observe golden years

Arthur and Candace Watkins observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16. They were married at Liberty Lutheran Church. They met at Liberty High School where Arthur was a biology and physics teacher for 35 years and Candace was the music teacher for 25 years. The high school choir sang ...

Pennsdale couple celebrates 50 years in Thousand Islands

Larry and Kay Rhinehart, of Pennsdale, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23. They were married at the Mansfield United Methodist Church by Rev. Harry Sager. Larry graduated from Sugar Valley High School and Kay (Kring) from Athens High School. Both graduated from Mansfield ...

South Williamsport graduates observe 55 years of love

Jean D. and Scott N. Lowery celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Aug. 21. They were married Aug. 21, 1964, by Rev. Frederick Hasskarl at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Jean is a graduate of South Williamsport High School and is employed by Timeless Interiors & Furniture. She is an ...

Montoursville couple celebrates love

Richard A. Gray and Mrs. Letty W. Gray, of Montoursville, Fairfield Township, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 9. They were married by Rev. Edward A. Plunkett at Community United Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia. The former Letty Ann Wharton, of Williamsport, is the daughter of ...

Watsontown natives celebrate 68 years of wedded bliss together

Richard “Dick” and Shirley Lorah will observe their 68th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15, 2019. They were married by Rev. Norman Simmons at the Watsontown Methodist Church. The former Shirley Denoskey, a native of Watsontown, is the daughter of Boyd and Hazel (Koons) Denoskey. She retired ...

Bastress sweethearts travel to Texas, Florida over 60 years of love

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Dincher, of Bastress, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 25, 1959, in Church of Annunciation by the late Msgr. Frank McHugh. The former Patricia Novak, is the daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Royer) Novak. Frederick is ...

Montoursville lovers celebrate with family

Richard D. Jr. and JoAnn L. Caseman, of Montoursville, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3. They were married in Jersey Shore in 1974. The former JoAnn L. Johnston is the daughter of the late Sandra L. and Ralph E. Johnston. She is employed part-time as a certified hostess and ...

Cogan Station lovebirds observe golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Hamilton, of Cogan Station, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 26, 1969, in Lycoming Christian Church in Linden. The former Evelyn M. Hill is the daughter of Mary G. Myers, of Lock Haven, and the late Charles M. Hill Sr. She is ...

Falling in love at the Oval Methodist Church

Bob and Patty Renicke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2019. The couple met at the Oval Methodist Church in November 1965 while Bob came from Granite City to visit his aunt. Pat knew that this was going to be the man she would marry, and four years later, she did. They ...