Kolenich: 50th wedding anniversary

BELLAIRE-John J. and Beverly J. (Kleyman) Kolenich of Bellaire, formerly of Neffs, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24. They were united in marriage on Feb. 24, 1962, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Neffs by the Rev. Msgr. Mitchell Wilamowski. John Smelko was the best man, and Joanne Kolenich was the bridesmaid.

John is the son of the late John J. II and Margaret T. (Dovayak) Kolenich. He is retired from Lesco, Inc. and International Harvester Corporation. Beverly is the daughter of the late Ross E. and Waneda M. (Decker) Kleyman. She is retired from Belmont Community Hospital and Wheeling Hospital.

They are the parents of Dr. Vincent J. Kolenich of Bellaire and Jennifer M. Blazek of Pickerington and the late Jeffery Mark Kolenich. They have six grandchildren, Vincent II, Zachary and Andrew Kolenich and Megan, Cullen and Mackenzie Blazek.

They will celebrate their anniversary with family and friends at Mass today at 9 a.m. followed by a blessing at Sacred Heart Church in Neffs with the Rev. Father Daniel Heusel officiating at noon. Following will be a dinner held in their honor in the church hall just as they did 50 years ago.