KURKO: 45th wedding anniversary

BELLAIRE (Bellview Heights) – Steve Kurko and the former MaryJo Zacchini Kurko were united in marriage on May 24, 1969 by Father Ralph Saliccia. Their marriage was given an official Papal Blessing from Rome, Italy when Fr. Ralph made his annual pilgrimage there that same year.

Both Kurko and his wife, MaryJo, are 1964 graduates of Bellaire High School and are retired. Steve worked at North American Coal, then Consolidated Coal Company for 31 years. MaryJo attended Ohio University and retired from Bellaire City Schools after 21 years.

They are the parents of one son, Brian S. Kurko and his wife, Jackie, and have four grandchildren: Katie, Sophie, Alex and Liam Kurko of Bethlehem.

The couple will be celebrating on a cruise to Bermuda and also at their 50th class reunion this year.