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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 Larsen. She came to the United States in 1947. She was employed by International Furniture and Weldon Pajama Factory before becoming a mother. She then devoted her time and energy to her family and helping those in need.

Gerald, a native of Ralston, is the son of the late Howard and Viola McLaughlin. He served in the army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. After serving, he was employed by George C. Roller Construction and Avco Lycoming, now known as Textron. He retired in 1992.

Gerald and Ester are the parents of a daughter, Diana, and a son, Dale. There are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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