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Published July 1, 2007


The Andrewses

Ralph and Jean Andrews celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2007, with a long weekend with family in Beech Mountain, N.C. They met when Ralph was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, and were married May 19, 1957, at First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg.

Mrs. Andrews is a native of St. Petersburg and a homemaker. Mr. Andrews is from Kennebunk, Maine, and retired as a chaplain for the Air Force and the Florida State Prison System.

They have three children and eight grandchildren.

The Bourgeoises

J. Edgar and Nora Bourgeois celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner party at the Mainlands in Pinellas Park, and on an Alaskan cruise with family. They were married June 22, 1957, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Shirley, Mass., and came to St. Petersburg, in 1959.

Mrs. Bourgeois was a homemaker. Mr. Bourgeois worked for 24 years with Sealtest Foods and 14 years at Humana Northside Hospital. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

They are members of the Optimist Club and Transfiguration Catholic Church, both in St. Petersburg. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Christians

Samuel R. and Joan Christian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family at Olde Silver Restaurant in Manalapan, N.J. They were married May 4, 1957, at St. Anthony's Church in Johnstown, Pa., and moved to Madeira Beach, from South River, N.J.

Mrs. Christian worked for Parker Remsen Sullivan in Highland Park, N.J., and retired from Danka Office Imaging in St. Petersburg.

Mr. Christian worked for Dietzgen in North Brunswick, and Blackwell in East Brunswick, N.J., retiring in 1997.

They are members of the Sea Tower Country Club and have six children and five grandchildren.

The Grahams

Walter and Theresa Graham celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family on Madeira Beach. They were married June 8, 1957, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Palmer, Mass., and moved to Pinellas Park in 1990.

Mrs. Graham worked for K-mart in Palmer, Mass. Mr. Graham worked for Winn-Dixie food stores in Pinellas Park, and served in the Navy.

They are members of Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, and have three children and five grandsons.

The Greenes

Warren and Julia Greene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2, 2007, with a luncheon at Montgomery Memorial United Methodist Church in Pacolet Mills, S.C., and with a 32-day Mediterranean and trans-Atlantic cruise. They were married June 15, 1957, in South Carolina, and moved to St. Petersburg from Stockton, Calif., in July 2005.

Mrs. Greene was an executive director for the San Joaquin Council of Governments in California. Mr. Greene was a Veterans Affairs benefits administrator. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and was an Army chaplain during the Vietnam War.

They have two children and two grandchildren.

The Rhoadses

William F. and Rita Rhoads celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 23, 2007, with family in Milton, Wash. They were married June 23, 1937, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Trenton, N.J., and moved to St. Petersburg in 1979 from Windham, Maine.

Mrs. Rhoads was a decorator for Lenox Pottery. Mr. Rhoads worked as a meat manager and lodge owner. He served in the Armed Forces during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a bingo caller for eight years at Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Petersburg.

They are members of Holy Cross and have a son and two grandchildren.

The Weavers

Ray and Jane Weaver celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 28, 2007, with a family cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. They were married July 5, 1947, in Camden, N.J., and moved to Pinellas Park from Norfolk, Va., in June 1966.

Mrs. Weaver was a homemaker and worked outside sales for eight years with Avon. Mr. Weaver retired as a Navy radio operator/chief radioman after 23 years. He is a member of American Legion Post 104, VFW Post 4364, Tin Can Sailors Organization and the Fleet Reserve Organization.

They are members of First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park. They have five children, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Yatskos

Edward and Margaret Yatsko celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married June 28, 1952, at St. Jerome's Church in Tamaqua, Pa., and moved to St. Petersburg, from Allentown, Pa.

Mrs. Yatsko was a homemaker. Mr. Yatsko worked for Penna Power and Light Co., in Allentown. He also worked in construction and was a television cable and telephone inspector.

They are members and volunteers at St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Church in St. Petersburg, and have a daughter and two grandchildren.

The Zettels

Bob and JoAnn Zettel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Maritana Grill at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa in St. Pete Beach, a trip to Puerto Rico, and a seven night cruise with family to the Caribbean. They were married May 11, 1957, at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Mich., and moved to St. Pete Beach, from Mission Viejo, Calif., in 1996.

Mrs. Zettel owned a clothing boutique in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mr. Zettel retired as a partner with Deloitte-Touche CPAs and served in the Army.

They are members of St. John's Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach, and have four children and six grandchildren.

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