Rosemary and Philip Ziegenfelder of the Meadows celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and their nieces Carol Swantek and her husband, Richard; and Ellen Janis and her husband, Clare. The affair was organized by friends Leo and Arlene Hein of St. Clair Shores, Mich., at the Sunnybrook Clubhouse in New Port Richey. Frank Shuler of Long Beach, Calif., who served the couple as best man at their wedding Feb. 22, 1941, at the Annunciation Church of Detroit, Mich., attended with his friend Esther Paddock, also of Long Beach.
The couple renewed their wedding vows during ceremonies at their former parish St. Louis Church, Mount Clemens, Mich., with the Rev. David Weisner performing the ceremony. A dinner and reception followed given by their children and grandchildren. The affair was hosted by their son Michael and his wife, Linda, and grandchildren Kurt and Keri of Graham, N.C., a daughter Ann Kollmorgen and her husband, Lance, and grandchildren Andrew and Sean of New Baltimore, Mich.; a son Gary and his wife, Kathleen, of New Castle, Pa., a daughter Susan Ziegenfelder also of New Baltimore and their son-in-law Gerald Vanderhorst (the husband of their deceased daughter Rita), and their grandchildren Kris and Gerald Jr. of Marysville, Mich.
Among the guests were Eileen Gallagher, who served the couple as bridesmaid, and her husband Jack of North Street, Mich., and Rudolph Ziegenfelder who ushered and his wife Irene of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and Mary Lou Wiemels who was maid of honor and her husband, Bernard, of Columbus, Ohio.
The Ziegenfelders moved to New Port Richey in 1979 after his retirement from Uniroyal Detroit plant, where he worked for 37 years as factory accountant.
He is an avid golfer, works with VITA and likes to play cards. She enjoys aerobics, swimming, line dancing and playing cards.
HOLIDAY _ Carl and Ruth Roth of Largo celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a party hosted by their daughter Virginia Snider and her husband, Dennis, at their home in Tahitian Homes in Holiday and their daughter Mildred Kay and her husband, Richard, of Crystal Beach. There were 25 guests.
They have six grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren.
They were married Feb. 14, 1921, in Scottsburg, Ind.
Before retirement, Roth was a production superintendent for National Biscuit Company in Lakewood, Ohio. They moved to Florida in 1969. She was a department store clerk in Lakewood.
They are members of the United Methodist Church in Clearwater. Their hobbies are watching television. He does yardwork.
HUDSON _ Andrew and Irene Smokevitch of Hudson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner party at the Seaport Inn with 44 guests attending.
Out-of-town guests included their son Gerry and his wife, Anita, of Birmingham, Mich; a daughter Andrea Byrne and her husband, Patrick, of Fraser, Mich.; his brother John Smokevitch and his wife, Leona, of Royal Oak, Mich. He served the couple as best man at their wedding on Feb. 22, 1941, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Detroit, Mich.
Other guests were brother Walter Smokevitch and his wife, Dorothy, of Crystal Falls, Mich.; his sister Molly Cesa and her husband, Ralph, of Trenton, Mich.; and her sister Alice Brudzinski of Warren, Mich., who was a bridesmaid and Pauline Ziarnko and her husband, Edward, of Mount Clemens, Mich. She also was a bridesmaid.
They have seven grandchildren.
Before his retirement, Smokevitch was employed by Uniroyal in Detroit for 39 years. She was an office manager for an inventory company.
They are members of St. Michael's Catholic Church of Bayonet Point. He is a member of the Polish American Club of Hudson and the Knights of Columbus. His hobbies are golf and gardening.
She sings in the St. Michael's choir and the Club Wildwood Chorus. His hobbies are golf and playing piano.