Vinka: 50th wedding anniversary

BELLAIRE-Bill and Nancy Vinka of Bellaire celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23. They were married on Sept. 23, 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bellaire by Msgr. Paul Metzger.

Bill is the son of the late Joseph Vinka, formerly of Shadyside, and Jean Masters of Bellaire. Nancy is the daughter of the late John and Ann Vaglienti, formerly of Bellaire.

Bill is retired from Ormet, and Nancy is a homemaker.

They are the parents of three children: Bill Jr. (Lisa) of Westerville, John (Stephanie) of Bellaire and Audra (Glenn) Yoho of Bellaire. They have eight grandchildren: Anthony (Molly) Vinka of Jacksonville, Fla.; Alex Vinka of Westerville; Gabbie, Allen, Dominick and Mia Vinka; James Wiggins and Chase Yoho of Bellaire.

A celebration was held at the Sons of Italy in Bellaire with family and friends attending.