The 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Paul and Carol Stepuk of Canfield was held on Sept. 10 at Antone's Banquet Center. Hosting the event for family and friends were their children and spouses, Paul D., Greg, and Mark (Becky) Stepuk and Melissa (Mike) Chadbourne. A buffet-style dinner was served and music provided by Richie D. of "Rhythm of the Night."
The former Carol Lodge of Salem and Mr. Stepuk of Greenford were married on Sept. 10, 1960, at the First Baptist Church in Salem.
Mr. Stepuk was employed by Ohio Edison Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1994 as Salem District manager.
Mrs. Stepuk was a bank teller at Farmers National Bank in Austintown. They own and operate Stepuk Tree Farm on Washingtonville Road, now managed by their sons. They are active members of Mahoning County Reserve Officers Association.
They are the grandparents of Sara Stepuk, Michael and Natalia Chadbourne, and Zachary Stepuk.
A second celebration was held on Sept. 12 at Nativity of Christ Orthodox Church in Youngstown, where they are members. A ceremony was conducted following liturgy to honor the couple on their golden anniversary.