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Mr. and Mrs. Dawes Vero Beach Ken and Dolores Dawes will be celebrating 65 years of marriage on December 26th. They are both native Floridians and have lived in Vero Beach for the past 43 years. They have 4 daughters, 10 grand children and 8 great grand children. Congratulations! “And the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Mark 10:8-9

Joe T. & Stella M. Caruso - Merritt Island 11/25/17 Happy First Anniversary From Your Friends and Family

David and Mary David and Mary Lathrem celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on September 13, 2017. They were married on September 13, 1947, in Frankfort, Kentucky, their native state, while students at Georgetown College at Georgetown, Kentucky. David graduated from Georgetown College and went on to graduate from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. David began his ministry in 1947 as Pastor of the Oak Island Baptist Church in Northern Kentucky. Since then he has pastored churches in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Florida. With love and support Mary has been at his side in his ministry. David currently teaches an adult Sunday school class at Lee Boulevard Baptist Church in Leigh Acres. God has blessed David and Mary with four daughters, one of whom has gone to be with the Lord, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Thanks, Dad and Mom, for your ongoing example of love and devotion. Congratulations! We LOVE you!

Robert & Wauneta Lehman - Cocoa Beach With love and admiration, their four daughters and families congratulate Robert and Wauneta (Perry) Lehman as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary! Married on September 6, 1957, at Union Park Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa, they created homes in 5 states and traveled innumerable miles to be a part of the lives of their 9 grandchildren. Their love has truly sparkled like a diamond. Well wishes will reach them at rwleh@aol.com.

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Cheney, Jr. Karen and Dave Cheney of Merritt Island, FL celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 12th with a dinner celebration that included friends and family. The couple were married in 1967 in New York. They have two daughters, Lisa, of Lakewood Ranch, and Laura (Chad), of Jacksonville Beach. Karen and Dave also have a granddaughter, Skylar.

David Richard & Cleone “Ruth” Schechter CRC. Thank you for putting up with me for 50 years! Je t’adore! Toujours! DRS

Charles and Mary Massey - Titusville, FL On June 13th, 2017 Charles and Mary Massey are celebrating 64 years of marriage. They are greatly loved by their family, friends, and Titusville community. They show Christ’s love to all they encounter and their marriage is an inspiration for others. Happy 64th Anniversary Charles and Mary.

Stanley and Camille Swiontek - Melbourne Happy 50th anniversary Mom and Dad! May 21, 1967 the sweetest couple said “I do”. We love you very much, Michelle, Mike, Jim and Diana.....And Happy 70th Birthday Mom!

Dr. Charles & Gail Bishop - Melbourne, Florida Celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary last month and were joined in love by their children and many other family and friends. Chuck and Gail were married on April 27th, 1957 in Rochester, New York. They have six children and 13 grandchildren. Charlie is retired from Kodak and is an avid orchid enthusiast, while Gail is an accomplished artist and enjoys painting and participating in art shows. They frequently entertain out of town guests in their beautiful waterfront home in the Suntree community.

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gray - Melbourne “Willie and Nancy, Celebrating 50 years of love and happiness on May 6th, 2017”

Paul & Patricia Molinini - April 29, 1967 - Rockledge Happy 50th Anniversary

Al & Mary Ann Genchi Melbourne Al and Mary Ann celebrate 50 years of marriage on February 18. They were married in 1967 in Trenton NJ and eventually moved down to Melbourne Florida where they have lived for 37 years. In addition to a son Dave (Deb), and daughter Ann (Todd) with granddaughters Ella Grace and Abigail Jane, they have raised a very successful youth soccer event company that has positively impacted so many children and families in the state of Florida and beyond. Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Joe and Lily Turchiano - Palm Bay Happy 68th anniversary Mom and Dad!! We love you very much, Janet, Bruce and Brian..... And Happy Birthday Mom!!

Irene and Elmer Kish of Eau Gallie, Florida Celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary!

Bea and Coy Smith - Cocoa Mom & Dad, Happy 60th Anniversary! We cannot begin to describe how blessed we are to have such amazing parents in our lives. Seeing enduring, true love between you makes our hearts sing. As your daughters and son, we are grateful for what God has given to us through you. We love you. Lydia, Cindi and Lyndale

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jennings - Melbourne, FL Frank and Maxine Jennings of Melbourne Florida will celebrate 65 years of marriage on November 22, 2016. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1951, at Crittenden Baptist Church, Crittenden, KY. Soon after the wedding, Frank was sent to Ft. Ord. CA for basic training and soon after sent to Korea. They are very proud of their 2 Sons and 4 Grandsons, and Families. They will celebrate with the Family at Thanksgiving.

Paul and Irene Berry 50th Anniversary - Indialantic, Florida Paul and Irene Berry celebrated their 50th anniversary in Bermuda where the couple first met. They were married on October 8, 1966, in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Curtis R. and Marilyn Shanks - Palm Bay Curtis R. and Marilyn Shanks recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on September 21, 1956 at Liberty Baptist Church in Madisonville, KY. God blessed them with two sons, three granddaughters, and one great-grandson. The couple enjoys spending time together and visiting with family.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sharkey - Titusville Married September 30, 1956 at St. Mary’s in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Family celebrations planned for late October.

Eugene H. and Dorothy Garner Titusville & Fayetteville Dot and Gene Garner celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary on September 5th, 2016. The former Titusville residents celebrated with their children and family at the home of granddaughter Melissa Smith in Concorde, Ga. Dot and Gene have three children, Martha May also of Fayetteville, Gene, jr. (Jane), Concord, Ga., and Richard (Toby), Bonita Springs, Fl. They are also proud of their 8 grand children, 9 great grand children and 2 great-great grand children.

Paul & Kathy Kamus Celebrating 25 years of marriage Happy 25th Anniversary Sweetheart. It’s been amazing! I love you. Your husband, Paul

Mr. and Mrs. Nicola - Suntree, FL Larry and Jacque Nicola recently celebrated their Diamond 60th Wedding Anniversary. The high school sweethearts were married August 7, 1956 in Vicksburg, MS. They spent their Honeymoon in Indiatlantic Florida. The couple lived in Mississippi, Louisiana, and California before returning to Satellite Beach in 1961. They lived there for 11 years at which time Lawrence Eric and Jill Mayfield, their 2 children were born. Subsequent moves were to Huntsville AL and Virginia near Washington D.C. They returned to their beloved Brevard County in 1985 building a home in Suntree where they currently reside.

Mr. Joseph Fechner and Mrs Kathleen Fechner - Indialantic, Florida Joseph Fechner, from Duluth, MN and Kathleen (James) Fechner, from Owatonna, MN are celebrating their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary on August 13th, 2016. They were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Owatonna on August 13th, 1966 and now reside in the seaside communit of Indialantic.

Dave and Ann Kintigh - Satellite Beach Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They married in Moses Lake, WA August 9,1956. They have 4 children, 15 grand children and 12 great grand children. They have been residents of Satellite Beach for the last 50 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Stefko - Palm Bay, FL 50th Wedding Anniversary Congratulations to Gene & Mary Ann Stefko who celebrate their Golden Anniversary on July 23, 2016. Gene and Mary Ann were married at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA on July 23, 1966. They raised their family in Indian Head, MD. Gene worked at the Naval Ordinance Station as an engineer and retired after 37 years of service. Mary Ann dedicated her life to raising their children. Through these wonderful years, God has blessed them with 9 children, their spouses, 31 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Currently, Mr & Mrs. Stefko reside in Palm Bay, FL and enjoy time spent together traveling to visit with family and friends. May God continue to grace their life together with His abundant love.

50th Wedding Anniversary Ed & Melody Stillie - Satellite Beach I met my wife in high school as captain of the football team, wile she was captain of the cheer leading squad. We got married right after college and have been going strong for fifty years.

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY MARJORIE ALDERSON! You are one in a million, Mom! You’ve done it all. An adventurer, lover of people, best friend, loving wife, sister, daughter, mother of four, grandmother and great-grandmother. You always showed your children that they could do anything and be anything they wanted to be. You epitomized Rosie the Riveter during wartime, working yourself to exhaustion to help support your family during difficult times. After 55 years in Satellite Beach, you’ve gone from dental assistant to 23 years as a caring school bus driver. Even after retirement you continued for years volunteering and helping others as a crossing guard and driver for Meals on Wheels. You have taught us that you work hard for what you want, but you also play hard! From taking your bus on the Daytona race track to canoeing down the rapids, tree trimming with a chainsaw at 80 and even flying above a volcano in Hawaii in a helicopter, doors open, at 85 years of age, you’ve always loved a good adventure! You remind us that life moves fast, enjoy it! Have dessert first! And maybe, just maybe, your life-long loyalty to the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Dolphins may pay off this year! You are cared about by many and loved by your family on this day and always. We join together in wishing you a Happy 90th Birthday and Many More Years of Happiness! Debbie, Michelle, Tom, Kathy, Scott, Jo, Judy, Anjuli, Bryan, Brendan, Devan and LeaGrace.

Congratulations Lewis and Mary 60 years strong! June 23, 1956 Our parents have taught us the true meaning of love. They have loved and supported each other for 60 years. Congratulations we love you! Cindy, Cheryl, Cathy, Julie and Charles

Walt and Jean Tonitto - Rockledge, Florida Fifty Years Strong!! Happy Anniversary!! April 17, 1966 We Love You... Christa and DeeDee

William H & Linda G Allen Cape Canaveral, FL Linda and Bill were married on April 16, 1966 at the Shrine Of The Most Blessed Sacrament in Chevy Chase, MD where Linda attended school and where her parents were married by the same priest. Linda and Bill will celebrate their 50th in Paris, France and, in June, will take their children and grandchildren on a cruise through the Adriatic with and extend stay in Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Nail Cocoa Beach, FL Mary Jane and Danny Nail were united in Holy matrimony on February 26, 1966. Celebrating their Golden Anniversary with them are their three children Derrol, Tiffany, Debbie and her husband Kirk Monsees along with granddaughter Emily Rotgers and Mary Jane’s brother Jim Ogle and nephew James Ogle.

Richard A. & Martha Masiello Cocoa Beach, Florida Celebrated their 50th Anniversary on January 8th. Married in Lyndhurst N.J. at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, the Masiello’s moved to Cocoa Beach in 1973. Son, Richard P. Masiello resides in Pt. St. John, daughter Charlotte (Stephen) Riome and grandchildren Sofia Paris and Dominic Kai reside in Walton on Thames, U. K.

Francis and Gloria Sullivan On December 16, 1945, Ensign Frances Sullivan and LT(jg) Gloria Moyer were married in Washington, D.C.. They honeymooned in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and then moved to their first duty station in Key West, Florida. Throughout their married lives they have lived in numerous homes up and down the east coast of the USA. Gloria and Frank have four daughters, one deceased son, four son-in-laws, eight grandchildren, two granddaughter-in-laws, and four great-grandsons. Their love for and devotion to each other has sustained them throughout their 70 years of marriage.

THE CHILDREN’S HUNGER PROJECT For five years, Brevard County’s backpack program has been providing weekend packages of food to children. These children are coming to school hungry on Monday mornings for a variety of reasons. This wonderful work would not be possible without the support of great people in our community - the hundreds of volunteers, religious congregations, and businesses that, through The Children’s Hunger Project, make it possible to feed hungry & undernourished Brevard County children.

Tony and Elsa - Melbourne, FL Tony and Elsa will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on November 16, 2015. Their wedding took place in the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Milagrosa in Ponce, PR. After their wedding they moved to New York City where they lived for forty years raising two children, Marisa and Anthony. After Tony retired from the NYC Board of Education in 1992 they moved to Bayberry Estates in Melbourne. Shortly after relocating, Tony was hired by Dictaphone, retiring a second time in 2005. Tony enjoys gardening and sports and Elsa sewing and crafting. In addition to Marisa and Anthony, the Rivera’s have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tom and Eileen Tiedemann Fifty years ago Tom and Eileen Tiedemann came to Florida on their honeymoon and stayed. In their first 10 years in Florida, Tom worked at the Kennedy Space Center on the Apollo and Sky Lab Programs while Eileen raised their four children: Timothy, Kerry, Thomas and Michael. In 1975 when the state of Florida created the Florida Solar Energy Center, Tom was one of the six original engineers hired for that project. When Walmart opened a store on Merritt Island, Eileen was hired as a People greeter. Tom retired from the Florida Solar Energy Center in 2001, and Eileen retired from Walmart in 2001. Tom and Eileen have planned a trifecta for their 50th Anniversary. First they will fly to Leechburg, Pennsylvania for their wedding anniversary celebration on Oct 30th to visit their daughter Kerry Shea, her husband Anthony and their three granddaughters: Megan, Ellie and Abigail. Their grandson Anthony G. Shea, a cadet in the Air Force, will miss the celebration, but he will visit Tom and Eileen on his Christmas break. The second phase of the celebration includes a trip to Sicily to visit their son Michael, a career Navy sailor, his wife Mery, and their grandchildren April and Mathew over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Tom and Eileen will cap off their anniversary celebration with a Caribbean cruise in January.

Drs. Joshua and Lindsey Hines Eason Ashland, KY Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Eason of Rockledge, FL are happy to announce the first anniversary of their son, Joshua and his wife, Lindsey. They were married Sept. 27, 2014 in Bowling Green, KY. Lindsey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hines of Bowling Green, KY. Josh and Lindsey are both first year residents studying obstetrics and gynecology and are graduates of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. Josh is a 2006 Rockledge High School graduate.

Mr. and Mrs. David Summey Ft. Worth, TX Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Eason are happy to announce the first anniversary of their daughter Alexandria and her husband, David. They were married Aug. 5, 2014 in Satellite Beach, FL. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Summey of Edgewater, FL. David is an Industrial Engineer working for Northrup Grumman and Alexa is an Advanced Reg. Nurse Practitioner working for Plaza Health. They live in Ft. Worth, Tx. They are both graduates of Florida State University.

Celebrating 30 years! Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Eason Ron and Elizabeth Eason are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married at the Satellite Beach United Methodist Church in Satellite Beach, FL on Oct. 12, 1985. They have lived in Rockledge since 1990 when Ron established his private OB/GYN office. Ron is currently an OB/GYN at Winnie Palmer Hospital and Elizabeth is a nurse midwife at Hibiscus Women’s Care in Melbourne. Ron and Elizabeth are the parents of four children. Joshua (Lindsey) lives in Ashland, KY and is an OB/GYN resident. Alexa (David) lives in Ft. Worth, Tx and is an ARNP. Zachary is a student at FSU and Caitlin is a student at Rockledge High. They will be celebrating their anniversary with a trip to Prague and a Viking River Cruise to Germany in December with friends.

Dave and Alice Whaley Dave “The Whale” and Alice Whaley celebrated their 67 wedding anniversary. They were married on September 18, 1948 and continue to enjoy their good health, family and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Phillips Titusville Louis and Betty Phillips, of Titusville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family at a party given by their daughters, Lori Hoyer and Cheryl Boddiford. In attendance with the daughters were their spouses and children, Kenneth, Kyle, Brian and Sean Hoyer and Jeffrey, Ashley and Brooke Boddiford. Louis is retired from NASA. Betty is retired from Wells Fargo Bank. The couple were married on September 24, 1965, in San Antonio, Texas.

Celebrating 65 Years! John & Joan Bell John & Joan were married in 1950 in Binghamton, NY. John was in the US Navy. When he got out he went with IBM, then Prudential Insurance Company. They have lived on Merritt Island 53 years. Their children David, John II and Kandy Cunningham had a family dinner at the home of David and Karen Bell. A cruise will follow later this year. Also wishing them Happy Anniversary are their eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Tom and Marcia Kabaservice West Melbourne Tom and Marcia Kabaservice of West Melbourne celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 28, 2015, with a party at their home. They were married in St. James Catholic Church in Stratford, Connecticut in 1965. They are the parents of four children: Geoffrey of Alexandria, Virginia; Marah of Rutledge, Tennessee; Jesse and his wife Dawnna of Melbourne Beach, Florida; and Ted of Oviedo, Florida. They have two grandchildren, Maylin and Ellie of Melbourne Beach. Tom is a retired Senior Systems Engineer from Harris Corporation, and Marcia is a retired business owner.

Mr. and Mrs. Haile Titusville Hudson and Bev Haile are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married August 27, 1955, in Ashland, Virginia, Bev’s hometown. Hudson is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where Bev also earned her PHT (Putting Hubby Through). They moved back to Hudson’s home state of Florida in 1966 when he joined the Apollo Program, continuing to work at Kennedy Space Center into the years of the Shuttle Program, and retiring in 1997. Bev served many years working in the Brevard County School System and then as Faculty Secretary at the Titusville Campus of Brevard Community College. She also retired in 1997. They have a daughter, Claire Packer (husband, Bruce) and a son, Greg Haile (wife, Bonnie), seven grandchildren and five great-grand-children.

Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer Cocoa Beach Leonard and Beth Shaffer will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 21st. They were married in 1965 at Emerald Gardens in Baltimore, Maryland. They met at the University of Maryland in College Park and both graduated from that school in 1965. Beth was in the School of Education and Len was in the Business School. They have since shared in the creation of three children-Robin Dinnerman (Mitchell), Leslie Shaffer and Eric Shaffer(Yvonne). They also have two grandchildren-Aaron Shaffer and Bianca Shaffer. They have lived in Brevard County for more than 30 years-first on Merritt Island and now in Cocoa Beach. Len worked for Health First and Beth was a teacher in the Brevard Public Schools before both retired. They started scuba diving more than 37 years ago while living in Bradenton, Florida, and it has given purpose, adventure and enjoyment to almost all their travels. They hope to continue to do so for at least another decade

Mr. and Mrs. Shroll Merritt Island Ken and Ann Shroll of Merritt Island, Florida are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in August 2015. They were married August 20, 1955 at the historic (over 150 years old) St. Mark Methodist Church in Galion, Ohio. Theirs was the last event at the church because the following week when construction began on a new addition, the excavation equipment bumped into the outside wall and the church collapsed. Fortunately, their marriage is still going strong. The couple has 2 children 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren all living in Florida. Ken is retired from ITT and Ann is an Enrolled Agent/tax professional at Advanced Tax Centre in Rockledge.

Robert (Bud) & Nancy Dorris Cocoa Beach, FL. Robert (Bud) & Nancy Dorris will be married 60 years as of Friday September 4th, 2015. Please help them celebrate by sending a card to: 249 Curacau Drive. Cocoa Beach, FL. 32931

Judy and Terry Durkin Melbourne, FL Please help us celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of our parents, Judy and Terry. They were married August 28th, 1965 in Chicago, IL. An earlier celebration took place on a family cruise in July. With five married children, thirteen grandchildren, and many moves in five different states, they have been a shining example of what it means to be a married couple and they show us what love is every day. -Bridget, Ann, Kate, Dan, and Tim

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Kenneth and Annetta Fredericks Ken and Ann Fredericks of Satellite Beach, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on August 19,2015. The Fredericks were married at Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack, New York on August 19, 1955. Both Ken and Ann graduated from Syracuse University, which is where they met. Ken was in the School of Music and Ann was in the School of Nursing. They lived in Central New York for 13 years before moving to Brevard County in 1968. Mr. Fredericks taught instrumental music at Central Jr. High in Melbourne for 23 years before retiring in 1991. Mrs. Fredericks was employed by Holmes Regional Medical Center for 27 years before her retirement in 1996. The Fredericks’ agree that they are truly blessed to have each other, three wonderful adult children and their spouses, and nine delightful grandchildren. A family gathering and dinner has been planned to celebrate the anniversary.

Steven and Maureen James - Melbourne Florida Aug. 11, 1990 Our Blessed Day. I started out late in Love, in this life. I had to pick the “Perfect Wife”. I did Maureen O’Brien. Many years and children later She’s still my Perfect Lady. Happy 25th Anniversary. With Love, Steve

Steven and Maureen James - Melbourne Florida 25 years of life’s ups and downs. Five kids, seven puppies and two hearts filled with Love. That will last forever. Love you then, now and more with every waking moment. Love Steve

Bobby and Rosa Lea Register Melbourne, FL Bobby and Rosa Lea Register celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2015 with a family dinner. They met each other at church in Pacific Grove, CA while Bobby was serving in the U.S. Navy. The couple was married in Pacific Grove on July 7, 1955. The Register’s moved to Melbourne in 1962 and have called it their home ever since. They are the proud parents of Bobby Register Jr., Linda Reslink, Lea Ann (Harry) Jacobsen, and Becky (Mike) Murray. In addition to their 4 children, they also have 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Bobby worked as an engineer and manager for NASA and retired in 1990 with 30 years of government service. Rosa Lea worked as a loving mother and ensured their home was always in order. They continue to love each other and enjoy the many blessings that life has brought them. Bobby and Rosa Lea Register Melbourne, FL

Ted & Mary Cooper Melbourne Beach, FL Ted & Mary Cooper celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 9th, 2015. Their wedding took place in St. Cecilia’s Church, Adams, N.Y. On July 9, 1955 Before retiring to Melbourne Beach in 1993, Mr. & Mrs. Cooper resided in Pittsford, N.Y. Mr. Cooper was a long time employee of Eastman Kodak Co. and Mrs. Cooper taught school in that area. The Cooper’s are the proud parents of nine children and 13 grandchildren. Ted & Mary Cooper Melbourne Beach, FL

Mr. and Mrs. Sergio G. Reyes Melbourne Sergio and Rafaela Reyes celebrated 75 years of marriage on June 30th. They met in Camaguey, Cuba and later moved to Florida. They were the first Cuban business owners in Melbourne and were one of the founders of the Spanish American Club. Sergio has also authored six books of poetry over the years. They have four children Alice Garcia, Maggie Garcia, Sergio Reyes and Matilde Miller. They have also been blessed with more than ten grandchildren and over 15 grandchildren.

Lester and Sue Crabtree
Brevard County
Lester and Sue Crabtree celebrated their sixtieth anniversary on March 27 with a dinner at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty. In attendance was son Mark Crabtree, wife Katie and daughter Amanda; son Walter Crabtree, wife Connie, daughter Jessica and son Branden and his wife Kristina. Other guests included Betty Sue Edwards, Connie’s mother; good friend Steve Martin and his parents, Beverly and Jack Martin and Martha Rodriguez. Sergeant Lester Crabtree and University of Arizona college student Sue Markins were married March 26, 1955 in the First Methodist Church of Tucson, Arizona during a “Haboob”, one of southern Arizona’s terrible 60-80 mile an hour dust storms. At the close of the ceremony the pastor said, “God must mean that this marriage will be long and successful.” It was and is, 60 years of marriage. The couple met in 1954. Sue finished college after Lester left the Air Force, 1956. They moved to New Mexico the day after Sue graduated, 1957. In 1959, they moved to Merritt Island, FL as Les started working for The Martin Company. Sue taught 1959-1961 at Cocoa Beach Elementary School. She resigned from teaching to be a mother to two boys, Mark Crabtree and Walter Crabtree. The entire family lives in Brevard County. Lester retired from L Martin-Marietta (Lockheed Martin), 1991. Sue returned to teaching in 1969 at Gardendale Elementary and retired from Tropical Elementary in 1996. WE LOVE YOU, MOM AND DAD!

Mr & Mrs Gabe Nappi
Merritt Island
Celebrating their 66th anniversary July 2nd. They have four children, Mrs. Sheryl (Greg) Mendrala of Ohio, Mrs Debbie (Rocco) Russo of Florida, Mr Mark (Jana) Nappi of Florida and Annette Nappi of Ohio. Four grandchildren, Shauna Holton of Florida, Dr Lance Holton of Oregon, Corbin and Cameron Nappi of Florida.

Timothy James and Carmen Mary Lapierre Leary Timothy James and Carmen Mary Lapierre Leary of Palm Bay Will be proudly celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with beloved family and friends. They are both natives of upstate New York.

Julie and Herb Matthias Merritt Island, FL Julie and Herb Matthias are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2015. They were married in Ford City, Pennsylvania, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. They moved to Merritt Island in 1964. Herb was employed by Lockheed; Martin at Cape Canaveral and retired in 1995. Julie was employed by IBM Corporation at the Kennedy Space Center and retired in 1990. They have two children: daughter Donna Schra and grandsons, Michael and Daniel also son Michael (Linda) and grandsons Mitch and Chris. They continue to live in Merritt Island and are enjoying their retirement.

Diane & James Barnes Jim and Diane Barnes recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. They were married February 27, 1965 in Dothan, Alabama. They have two children, Patricia and James Jr. They also have two grandsons, Austin and James III. Jim spent 20 years in the Air Force and he was stationed many places in the United States. He started at Patrick AFB, FL, then to Denver, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, also doing two tours overseas in Thailand and Korea, finally retiring at Homestead AFB, FL. Diane was a stay at home Mom until their children were in high school, then worked for Kmart then came back to Merritt Island, FL in 1996. They have lived here since that time. Diane also is a Cocoa High School graduate and Jim graduated from Southwest High School in Miami. A road trip is planned later to visit some US states not yet visited.

James Earl Kreiner & Barbara Patricia Laird Jim and Pat Kreiner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 6th, 2015. They both attended Melbourne High School and were married at The Eau Gallie First Baptist Church in 1965. They have enjoyed the past 50 years together in Tennessee and Florida. Joining in their celebration are many friends and their family of 3 children and their families. They also have 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. They currently enjoy retirement together in Palm Bay with their 3 spoiled dogs. Congratulations

Betty & Dick Vogel Please help us celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of our parents Betty and Dick Vogel. For they were married February 7th, 1955. We as their children recognize this wonderful occasion and wish them all the best. They are a shining example of what it means to be a married couple and they show us every day what love is. Love, Sharon,Joanne, Rick,Kristy and all of your grandchildren and great grandchildren

Jean & Ernest Sheagren Jean and Ernest Sheagren are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on February 5th, 2015. They were married in Noank, Connecticut in an elegant ceremony at the Noank Baptist Church. They met at Robert E. Fitch High School where they were the classic cheerleader dating the football player couple and she has been his cheerleader ever since. Ernest spent over twenty years in the Air Force working mostly as an air traffic controller and retired as a Master Sergeant. Jean has worked with the schools since they moved to Brevard in the 1970's. She worked at Satellite High School as a secretary now she volunteers at Longleaf Elementary school. They have three children: Lynn Barber(Gordon), Chris Sheagren (Sherry), and Diane Schuman. (Bruce). Lynn and Diane also work in the school system and Chris went into the Coast Guard. They have five grandchildren: Austin Sheagren, a recent firefighter graduate; Kate Barber and Kyle Morgan, students at the University of Central Florida; Ryan Morgan, a student at Viera High School and Coleby Schuman, a student at Viera Charter School. All of whom want to wish Ernest and Jean the happiest of anniversaries and let them know we all love them.