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65TH ANNIVERSARY: Sam and Anna Mariskanish

on March 28, 2013 10:55 AM

Anna Louise (Zuray) and Samuel Mariskanish celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 23, 2013, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, White Township, with family members.

Samuel’s 90th birthday was also celebrated on March 23.

Many cards and certificates from family, friends and government officials were presented to Anna and Samuel for their anniversary and birthday.

They are the parents of six children: Sandra, married to Mike Rockmore, of Cooperstown; Mary, married to David Morfenski, of Penn Run; Yvonne, married to Gerard Dougherty, of Penn Run; Cathy, married to Philip Lavelle, of Houston, Pa.; Ann Marie, married to Kennith Gialanella, of Adamsburg; and Samuel Jr., married to Kelly, of McMurray. They have 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Sam retired after 27 years as road master and elected supervisor of Pine Township of Indiana County. He also was a barber for more than 25 years in the Strongstown area and drove school bus. He is a veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Ann worked at home raising her family and enjoys gardening, sewing, baking and cooking.

Sam and Ann are members of St. John’s Orthodox Ukrainian Church in Dixonville.

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