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After 50 years, they got their wedding reception

Nicholas and Mary Conomos of Clearwater were recently surprised with a 50th anniversary party at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Stanton Tripodis. The guests included close friends of the couple from New York, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jannes, two of the Jannes' grandchildren and their families.

"It was the wedding reception I never had!" Mrs. Conomos said.

Mr. and Mrs. Conomos were married Nov. 24, 1957 in Athens, Greece.

They came here in August 1973 from Long Island, N.Y.

The couple owned and operated the Diana Motel on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater for 30 years. They are members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater.

In addition to Mrs. Tripodis, the couple have two other daughters, Carol Bitsimis and Helen Caros, plus 11 grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren.

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Robert and Patricia Kolozy of Tarpon Springs recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a "mystery destination" trip with their children from Illinois, Ohio and Florida.

They were married on Feb. 15, 1958 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Cleveland and moved to Florida from that city 30 years later.

Mr. Kolozy was a construction engineer with British Petroleum.

Mrs. Kolozy was a homemaker.

They have five children, Terry Spoerl, Bobby Kolozy, Karen Romano, Patty Kolozy and David Kolozy, and nine grandchildren.

They are members of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs.

Mr. Kolozy enjoys bowling and golf, while Mrs. Kolozy reads and does puzzles and yard work, and both like to travel.

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Ben and Alice Nabozny of Clearwater recently celebrated 50 years of marriage with dinner, flowers and trip in February.

They were married on Feb. 15, 1958 in Detroit.

Mr. Nabozny retired from the Dearborn Fire Department on Jan. 3, 1989 after 27 years of service. Mrs. Nabozny worked 15 years as a substitute secretary for the Dearborn School System. The couple moved here from Dearborn and became full-time residents of the area Jan. 5, 1989.

Both belong to the YMCA. Mr. Nabozny golfs occasionally, plays cards and spends time with his buddies at Dearborn Towers. Mrs. Nabozny loves to play cards, read and work puzzles.

They have four sons and eight grandchildren.

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After 50 years, they got their wedding reception 03/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:26am]
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