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50thPEARL AND GERALD REISS of Hicksville were wed Sept. 8, 1962. They will celebrate with a family dinner on Nov. 17. Gerald and Pearl were born in Brooklyn and raised their four sons there. After nearly 40 years, they moved to Long Island. They are dedicated to their children, parents and relatives and instilled a strong work ethic and love of family in their children. Their family has expanded in the last decade to eight grandchildren.


RUSTOM of Hernando, Fla., formerly of Hicksville, were wed July 21, 1962. They celebrated in August with a family trip to Ormond Beach, Fla. They met in Manhattan at Doyle, Dane & Bernbach, the advertising agency where Mel launched a successful career as an art director. Mary Ann was a nurse-manager of the medical/surgical unit at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. They have three children and four grandchildren.

50thMARIE AND BOB LANGONE, longtime residents of Elmont, were wed Sept. 16, 1962. They renewed their vows on Sept. 16 at St. Boniface Church in Elmont with family and friends. A celebration was held at Memorare Caterers in Seaford. Bob retired as a sheet metal worker from the Long Island Rail Road in 1998. They have three children and five grandchildren.

50thLINDA AND SAM KENNEY of West Babylon, formerly of Levittown, were wed Aug. 24, 1962. They celebrated with a party at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. Sam is a former truck driver for A&P in Garden City. Linda enjoys playing mah-jongg. They have two sons and six grandchildren.

50thJOAN AND ROBERT "BOB" RETCHO of Ridge, formerly of the Bronx and Valley Stream, were wed Sept. 15, 1962, at St. Boniface Church in Elmont. They celebrated with a family trip to Woodloch Pines in Hawley, Pa., with their two children, their spouses and six grandchildren. Bob retired from Garden City High School. Joan is a homemaker.

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