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North Pinellas anniversaries

Donald and Marjorie Heiser of Clearwater celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home July 9 in the company of 75 friends and family members. The celebration was planned by the couple's children.

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The Heisers married July 6, 1946, in Mansfield, Ohio. They came here in 1954 from Mansfield and still reside in the home they built on Scott Street.

He was manager of Clearwater Bay Marine Ways. She was a data entry clerk at Timeplex Inc., Largo.

They have been members of First United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He is a member of Largo Moose Lodge 2205, Masonic Lodge 355, American Legion Post 7, the U.S. Power Squadron, the Midwest Tool Association and is a former scoutmaster of Troop 50 in Clearwater.

The couple have two sons, a daughter, a grandson and two great-grandsons.

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William and Carole Martin of Dunedin celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this month. They have planned a getaway in the fall to celebrate.

The Martins married Aug. 26, 1956 in Wayne, Mich., and came to Florida the same year. They have lived in Dunedin since 1988.

He retired from Eastern Airlines.

She was employed by the State of Florida.

The Martins are active in genealogy and have identified more than 100 ancestors dating back nearly 300 years.

Their two children and five grandchildren all live in Florida.

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Scott and Maureen Marsilio of Old Brookville, N.Y., and Palm Harbor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a European vacation and with their children in New York afterward.

The couple met after Mr. Marsilio's discharge from the Marine Corps and while both were attending college in New York City.

They married Aug. 27, 1961, in New York. Before coming to Palm Harbor, the Marsilios had homes in New York and Colorado.

Mr. Marsilio graduated from Columbia University and went on to earn a master's degree in business administration. He was a senior financial executive and held positions at Grolier, Inc., the McGraw-Hill Cos., Gulf and Western Industries and McMillan Publishing. While in semi-retirement, he worked with his daughter at a family business in New York.

Mrs. Marsilio attended the Bellevue School of Nursing and obtained degrees from New York University, Molly College and the New York Institute of Technology where she received a master's degree in business administration. During her career, she held senior management positions with companies in the home health industry, including KQC, ServiceMaster HHC and Staff Builders.

The couple have two sons, Thomas Marsilio of Water Mill, N.Y., New York City and Tokyo, and Paul Marsilio of New York and La Paz, Bolivia; a daughter, Pamela Palone of Old Brookville, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

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Lee and Joan Savage of Palm Harbor will celebrate 55 years of marriage at a quiet dinner with family today and have planned a trip to their timeshare in Boone, N.C.

The couple married Aug. 31, 1956, in Webster Groves, Mo. They moved to Tampa from Hollywood and came to Clearwater in 1975.

He is in his second career as director of community ministries and workshop facilitator at North Bay Community Church, Clearwater. Prior to that, he worked at Sears, Roebuck & Co. as a store manager.

She worked at Nielsen Media Research and in retail as a fashion consultant and model.

They are members of North Bay Community Church, Countryside Country Club, Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce.

He served on the board of Hospice, Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army and Boy Scouts of America. She served on the Landmark Oaks board of directors.

Mr. Savage is a recently published author.

Mrs. Savage is the founder of her Bible study class.

The couple have four children and seven grandchildren.

North Pinellas anniversaries 08/30/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 5:08pm]
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