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The Corlisses

Henry and Phyllis Corliss of New Port Richey celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner party with friends at Magnolia Valley Country Club in New Port Richey.

The party was planned by their niece and nephew, Bruce and Verlene Belden of Naples, Fla. A money tree was a gift to the couple.

They were married March 5, 1937, in St. Johnsburg, Vt.

She was a schoolteacher for 40 years in Chester, Vt. He managed a restaurant and motel in Chester.

They are members of First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, the Magnolia Valley Civic Association, Golf and Country Club.

They are avid golfers.

The Cypherts

HUDSON _ Charles T. and Gladys Cyphert celebrated their 50th anniversary with their children and grandchildren on a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas.

Joining the couple on their cruise were their son, Michael, and his wife, Melissa, and children, Jennifer and Jaime, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a son, Dr. Daniel, his wife, Robin, of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Annie Stallings, and her husband, Jon, and children, Brittany and Jeffrey, of Midlothian, Va.; and a daughter, Laurie McQuaid, and her husband, Pat, and their son, Shawn, of Plantation.

The Cypherts were married March 15, 1947, in Cleveland.

He retired from Bell South. She was a legal secretary.

She is a member of the Beacon Woods East Woman's Club, and they are members of the Beacon Woods East Homeowners Association. He is a member of the Communication Workers of America.

Her hobbies are playing piano, sewing and swimming. Both enjoy playing tennis and are on the Beacon Woods East Tennis League teams. He also does wood crafts and likes to write.

The Gadsbys

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Robert and Jean Gadsby celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party in Rotary Park in Livonia, Mich., hosted by their eight children.

They are a son, Bob, and his wife, Irene, of Redford, Mich.; a son, Ken, and his wife, Diane, of Canton, Mich; a son, Bill, and his wife, Cheryl, of Farmington Hills, Mich; a daughter, Linda Ouellette, and her husband, Mark, of Redford; a daughter, Diane St. Antoine, and her husband, Dave, of Redford; a daughter, Sarah Dixon, and her husband, Jay, of Zephyrhills; a daughter, Carol Fleming, and her husband, Fred, of Fort Smith, Ark.; and a daughter, Kathy Holiday, and her husband, Gaylord, of Hanover, Mich.

Also attending the celebration were 40 friends and relatives from Florida, Texas, Georgia and Michigan. They have 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The Gadsbys met in Detroit in May 1946 after he was honorably discharged from the Navy. They were married Feb. 19, 1947, in a civil ceremony at Detroit City Hall. They lived in Michigan until they moved to Florida in 1978, first living in Clearwater, where he worked and retired from Jersey Jim Towers as a television service technician. They moved to New Port Richey eight years ago.

Their hobby is gardening. She likes to crochet.

The Guerins

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Leo and Rena Guerin of Heritage Lake in New Port Richey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary aboard the Nordic Empress.

Accompanying the couple on the anniversary cruise, hosted by their children, were a son, John, and his wife, Carole, and their son, Craig, all of Clearwater; and a daughter, Linda Werner, and her husband, Dennis, and their children, Christopher, David and Julie, of Atlanta.

They were married Feb. 24, 1947, at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Their hobbies are traveling, playing cards and spending time with family.

The Laytons

HOLIDAY _ Ralph and Flo Layton of Holiday celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 19 at a party for friends and neighbors at the home of their friends, Albert and Josephine Ferrara, in Holiday.

They were married Feb. 19, 1927, in Chicago.

They have two daughters: Joan Polk of Knoxville, Tenn., and Patsy Wolveck of Sherman Oaks, Calif. Their four grandchildren are Michael, Jeff and Scott Polk and Stephen Wolveck.

Before retiring, he was a bus driver in Chicago and she was a businesswoman.

They are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She is an avid reader. They enjoy gardening.

The Munos

PORT RICHEY _ Joseph and Lois Muno of Port Richey were married Feb. 8, 1947, at St. Gregory's Church in Chicago.

Their children gave them tickets to fly to Illinois for their anniversary celebration and hosted a dinner and open house in their honor.

Their children are a son, Dan, and his wife, Donna, of Joliet, Ill.; a daughter, Joyce Holthaus, and her husband, Steve, of Mundelein, Ill.; a daughter, Kim Vander Till, and her husband, Jerry, of Grandville, Mich.; and a daughter, Debbie Herwerth, and her husband, Wally, of Round Lake Beach, Ill. Eight of their nine grandchildren attended the celebrations.

Before his retirement, Muno was employed for 34 years by Illinois Bell Telephone.

They are members of the Embassy Hills Civic Association and St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. He is also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He is a avid golfer.

She likes bingo, bridge and crafts.

The Ratzels

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Carl and Myrtle Ratzel of New Port Richey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with 80 guests at a dinner-dance at Magnolia Valley Country Club.

Among those attending were their son, Stephen, and his wife, Leah, and their son, Greg, of Marietta, Ga.; their daughter, Christine Beavers, and her children, Michael and Alison, of Kennesaw, Ga.; her sister, Julie Evans, and her husband, Simpson, of Fort Smith, Ark.; and her brother, Robert Morgan, and his wife, Edna, from Carolina Beach, N.C. Others attending came from Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.

The Ratzels were married Jan. 16, 1947, at St. James Catholic Church in Hamlet, N.C.

He retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army having served in World War II and the Korea and Vietnam wars. He later worked for Merry Brothers Brick Co. in Augusta, Ga. She was employed for 25 years in the Federal Civil Service at Fort Gordon, Ga.

They both like to play bridge, do crossword puzzles and travel. She is involved in volunteer work.

They are members of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey.

The Smiths

HOLIDAY _ August L. "Bill" and Delores J. Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party with 50 guests at Pappas Restaurant in Tarpon Springs.

They were married Feb. 15, 1947, in Saginaw, Mich. Both were employed by General Motors. They moved to Holiday from Flint, Mich. They spend six months in Holiday and six months in Alger, Mich.

Their children are Cheryl Racel of Holiday and Lee Smith of Toledo, Ohio. They have three grandsons.

The Smiths

PORT RICHEY _ James and Lillian Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party at Quality Inn in New Port Richey.

The party was hosted by their daughter, Cynthia Tinny, and her husband, William, of New Port Richey; their son, Charles, and his wife, Kathy, of New Smyrna; and their son, Thomas, and his wife, Susan, of Greenwich, Conn. Their eight grandchildren also attended the party, as well as friends and relatives from Connecticut, New York and Florida.

The Smiths were married Jan. 19, 1947, in Port Chester, N.Y. They moved to Florida in 1979.

He retired from the Greenwich (Conn.) Police Department. She was a kindergarten teacher.

He is a member of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard of World War II. They are members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

_ Are you having a 50th wedding anniversary or more? Contact Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Elsewhere, call (800) 333-7505.