Happy Valentine’s Day!
gra JOHN AND MARY DOPP met when they were 16 and 18 years old at Repello’s Drugstore where they instantly fell in love. The couple married on July 15, 1967 when John returned from Vietnam. Last year, they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Hawaii and a party with their children, Angie, Eddie and Chrissy along with their grandchildren and friends.
ALBERT AND FELICIA BIERZYNSKI of Mountain Top, will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. They were married on May 19th, 1956 at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, Plymouth. They had three daughters: Suzanne Smith, Marianne Vogel, and the late Alicia Bierzynski. They have seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Al is retired from InterMetro of Wilkes-Barre, and Felicia, a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, is also retired.
MARTY AND DOROTHY KUTZ met in high school through mutual friends. They were married September 7, 1957 and have been married for 60 years. The couple moved to Mountain Top in 1969 where they have resided since. They raised three children and have 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, great grandchildren and attending the various sporting events the children participate in.
STANLEY AND JOAN MAKOWSKI celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year. The couple met as seniors in high school were married October 5, 1957. Stanley was a baseball coach at Crestwood and worked in maintenance at Crestwood until his retirement. Joan was a homemaker/stay-at-home mom. They have four children, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
DR. AND MRS. JUAN DEROJAS met in Cuba and have been married for 67 years. They were married on June 11th, 1950 in Havana, Cuba. Dr. DeRojas is almost 93 and his wife is 91. Dr. DeRojas, is a retired General and Vascular Surgeon, Chief of Surgery of the VA Medical Center of Wilkes-Barre, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Mrs. Elena DeRojas, 88, is a retired elementary school teacher of St. Jude’s School in Mountain Top. They have five children, 16 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.