Mr. and Mrs. Richard Farmer mark golden wedding anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Farmer of 955 Fair Ave., Salem, were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise private party on Nov. 21 at DeRienzo’s restaurant. The festivities were hosted by Mrs. Farmer’s sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Paul Ravelli.

The former Lynn Michelle Kupinski and Mr. Farmer were married on Oct. 30, 1966, at the Hanoverton Christian Church. The Rev. Jerrold Hollobaugh officiated.

Mr. Farmer retired in 2009 from First Energy.

Mrs. Farmer retired in 1998 from the Ohio Bureau of Employment.

Mr. and Mrs. Farmer graduated from United Local High School and are members of St. Paul Catholic Church.

The couple has three children, Lisa Jackson of Lakeland, Fla., Lori Wukotich of Salem and Rich Farmer of New Galilee, Pa. They also have seven grandchildren, Dustin Jackson of Lakeland, Fla., Lacy Jackson of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lauren Tigner of Jacksonville, N.C., Zack Wukotich of Alliance, Hannah Wukotich of Salem and Nick Farmer and Cassidy Farmer, both of New Galilee, Pa.; and a great-granddaughter, Phoenix Bowen of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The festivities continued for the Farmers who went to Orlando, Fla., for the wedding of their grandson and visited family and friends.

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