Couple celebrates 50 years

Mr. Philip W. Herfort and Mrs. Cheryl D. Herfort will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 12, 2022, with a small family get-together with their son, Anthony and Michelle Volpe, and daughter, Katrina. Philip and Cheryl were married at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham, New York, but the Rev. John J. Hardiman.

Mrs. Herfort, the former Cheryl Marie Daoust, is the daughter of the late Edward E. Daoust and Jeanna Daoust of Latham, New York. Mrs. Herfort graduated from Shaker High School in Latham. She then graduated from Geneseeo College with a bachelor’s of science degree in math in 1969. Cheryl taught math in the Colonie School District of Albany, New York, for one year, and then taught in the Charlotte Valley Central School in Davenport, New York, After that, Cheryl and Philip moved to the Williamsport Area, and Cheryl was employed in the South Williamsport Area School District as a school counselor until 2002.

Mr. Herfort is the son of the late Richard A. Herfort and Josephine Taylor Herfort of Oxford, New York. Philip graduated from Oxford Academy and Central School and Wilkes College with a bachelor’s of science degree in music education. He taught in the Union Springs Central School in Union Springs, New York, then moved to Franklin, New York, to teach in 5-12 instrumental music in The Delaware Literacy Institute and Franklin Central School. After they moved to the Williamsport Area, Mr. Herfort was a longtime substitute teacher, and he also worked at Anderson-Little Clothing. After working for Anderson-Little, he went back to substitute teaching and had several long-term jobs in the Jersey Shore School District and the South Williamsport School District. Mr. Herfort was employed at three Parochial Schools: Immaculate Conception, St. Josephs and St. Boniface before the St. John Neumann Regional School was renamed. Mr. Herfort has been employed at St. John’s School of the ARts as an instrumental music teacher. He has been a member of many local musical groups, among them The Repasz Band for 48 years and the Billtown Brass Band for over 20 years.


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