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The Suburbanite
  • Special Mass to honor long-married couples

  • Bishop George V. Murry will celebrate a special Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist at 627 McKinley Ave. NW to mark the wedding anniversaries of 110 couples who are being honored for a total of 5,169 years of wedded life, ranging from 25 to 70 years.

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  • Bishop George V. Murry will celebrate a special Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist at 627 McKinley Ave. NW to mark the wedding anniversaries of 110 couples who are being honored for a total of 5,169 years of wedded life, ranging from 25 to 70 years.
    Stanley and Anna Mae Duff, parishioners at St. Anthony/All Saints Parish, are the longest married couple, celebrating 70 years of marriage. Other local couples celebrating will be:
    • St. John — Chuck and Dee Innis, 40 years;  Robert and Deborah Lane, 35 years.
    • Christ the Servant —  Julius and Helen Erdos, 65 years; William P. and Margaret Krumlauf, 63 years; David and Carol Blocher  and  Robert S. and Janet L. Stewart, 50 years; Michael and Judy Fete, 25 years.
    • Holy Family, Navarre — Harry and Alvina Sandrock,    65 years; Floyd and Alice Schmidt, 64 years; Nicolaus and Elvira Conzen, 57 years; Andy and Theresa Bontrager, 40 years.
    • Holy Spirit, Uniontown — Mervin and Mary Thomas, 50 years; Charles Antony and Constance Gail Torgersen, 40 years.
    • Little Flower —  Henry and Clara Glennon, 65 years; Roland and Zita Dreussi, 35 years.
    • Regina Coeli, Alliance —  Norbert and Irene Soltys,    60 years; Thomas and Angela Bishop, 50 years.
    • Sts Philip & James, Canal Fulton —  Robert and Lois Peplinski, 50 years; Ronald and Nancy Laughlin, 25 years.
    • St. Anthony/All Saints — Carl and Krystine George    and Roy and Linda Heinzer, 40 years.
    • St. Barbara, Massillon — Alfred and Patricia Kerr, 50 years; Gregory and Carole White, 40 years.
    • St. Joan of Arc —  John and Carol McCallin, 64 years; Al and Alice Hale, 61 years; Raymond and Sandra Williams, 53 years; Gary and Judy Price    52 years; Harold and Maurita Coss, David and Judith Gresser, Robert and Nancy Nicholas, and Theodore and Barbara Wellman, 50 years; John and Lisa Bishop and John and Kathleen Nicholas, 25 years.
    • St. Joseph, Alliance — LeRoy and Margaret Griffin60 years; Raymond and Mary Kay McCarron    50 years.
    • St. Joseph, Canton — James and Angela Boylan, 62 years; Arthur and Marvella Genetin, 60 years; Charley and Patricia McCourry, 51 years; Joseph and Christa Rich and Gary and Cathy Sanford, 40 years; Robert J. and Dana M. Pfister, 25 years.
    • St. Joseph, Massillon — Wilbert M. Jr. and Ida Pedrotty, 65 years; Robert and Jane Krisher, 60 years; Ernest and Susan Sarbaugh, 45 years.
    • St. Joseph, Maximo — Terry and Theresa Grove, 40 years
    • St. Louis, Louisville — Edward and Debra Silverio, 40 years; David and Kathy Trubisky, 25 years.
    • St. Mary, Massillon — William and Jane Smeyers, 62 years; Herbert and Mary Irene Seifert, 57 years; Jim and Carole Wachtel, 50 years.
    • St. Mary/St. Benedict — Robert and Ruth Smith,64 years; Julius and Betty Gliba, 62 years; Jim and Carolyn McCauley, 59 years; James and Elva Altimore, 50 years.
    • St. Michael the Archangel —  John F. and Margaret M. Andorka, 63 years; Ralph and Irene Nau, 61 years;     Thomas and Rocio Ann Strohmeyer andJames and Betty Vogley, 55 years; Ronald and Donna DeChellis and Donald and Carol DiRuzza, 52 years; H. Michael and Jean Kline, Thomas and Eileen McCarthy and James and Eileen Murphy, 50 years; Bernard and Donna Baumann and Mark and Sharyn Fuller, 40 years; Glenn and Kathleen Kerr and David and Molly Romano, 25 years.
    Page 2 of 2 - • St. Paul, North Canton — Bob and Phyllis Sullivan, 62 years; Paul and Marge Haley, 58 years; Ron and Miriam Aman,Phillip and Ruth Baumeyer, Steven and Jeannene Blate, Dennis and Dolores Bodenschatz, Ted and Brigitte Dluzyn, James and Charlotte Gray, Merle and Mildred Haidet, Jerry and Marilyn Looby, Herman and Loretta Powers, and Thomas and Carina Roden, 50 years; John and Josephine Schrader, 45 years; Bill and Eileen Nielsen and Gregory and Micky Wolf,  40 years.
    • St. Peter — Jack and Pat Liberator, 55 years; Dan and Paula Becherer and Nevin and Paulette Starkey, 40 years.
    The celebration includes renewal of marriage vows at Mass, and a personalized certificate. A reception will be held for the honored couples and their families following the Mass. For more information, contact the diocese at 330-744-8451.