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The Hookes

Irving and Hilda Hooke were honored at a dinner party for family and friends in celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary.

The affair was hosted by their a son, Dr. James, and his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Nancy Steinberg, and her husband, Bernard, in Essex Fells, N.J.

Their grandchildren are Jeffrey Hooke, Sandra Hartman, David Hooke and Mary Hooke. They have five great-grandchildren.

The Hookes were married Oct. 23, 1932, at Temple Beth El in Lowell, Mass.

Before retiring, he was a heating and plumbing salesman for Greenfield (Mass.) Supply. She was a bridal consultant for Aliber's in Greenfield.

Her hobby is making handcrafted pictures and cards by pressing fresh flowers. She also knits afghans. He enjoys playing golf at Seven Springs Country Club. They are both avid duplicate bridge players and play several times during the week.

The Hookes also hosted a party for close friends at Seven Springs Country Club. They are planning a cruise in the fall to Venezuela, Mexico and Cayman Islands.

The Labiszaks

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Ray and Juani Labiszak of New Port Richey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends at their home.

They were honored Sept. 27 in Milwaukee when their grandson Charles Labiszak was married. The couple danced an anniversary waltz.

While in Milwaukee, his sister, Ruth Leising, and her husband, John, hosted a special lunch at Cudahy Towers. His mother, Frances, who is 101, attended.

On several occasions, relatives and friends treated them to lunches and dinners while they were in Wisconsin.

Their children are a a son, Charles, and his wife, Beverly, of West Allis, Wis.; a son, Richard, of Germantown, Wis.; a daughter, Susan Schmidtke, and her husband, Neal, of Graniteville, S.C. Their granddaughters, Melissa and Jessica Labiszak and Angie Bultman, attended the wedding celebration. A grandson, Jeff Labiszak, could not attend.

The couple married Oct. 4, 1947, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Before retiring, he was a steel estimator. She was a cashier at Kohl's Grocery Store.

They are members of the Wisconsin Club and the Harbor View Mobile Manor Association and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

She works part time at A.G. Edwards. She likes to bike and swim.

The Doschers

NEW PORT RICHEY _ William C. and Audrey Doscher of New Port Richey celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the Seaport Inn at a party hosted by their daughter, Judy Mattis, and her husband, Mike. Family and friends attended.

The couple married Sept. 4, 1937, at Valley Stream (N.Y.) Presbyterian Church.

He retired from Celanese Corp. in New York City in 1974 after 37 years of service. He enjoys bowling and bowls three times a week. He is in many leagues during the year. She retired from Saks Fifth Avenue in Garden City, N.Y. She is a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

When their daughter and son-in-law moved to the area with their children, Holly and Robert, they decided to follow. Their granddaughter, Holly Lair, and her husband, Brian, now live in Daytona Beach, and their grandson, Robert, his wife, Lisa, and their children, William and Nicholas, live in St. Louis, where he is stationed with the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Kanes

HOLIDAY _ Stanley R. and Marie Kane of Holiday celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 21 at a party hosted by their children in Connecticut. Family and friends attended.

Their children are Nancy Bottiglieri of Berlin, Conn.; Elaine Colvocoresses of Litchfield, Conn.; and Stanley J. Kane Jr. of Spring Hill. Their grandchildren are Nona Bottiglieri of Berlin and Jonathan Kane of Spring Hill.

The Kanes were married May 10, 1947, at Holy Cross Church of New Britain, Conn.

He retired as a salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co. in West Hartford, Conn.

She retired after 25 years with the Stop & Shop Grocery Stores in West Hartford.

In celebration of their anniversary, the couple took a cruise in August along the Alaskan coast.

The Robinsons

HUDSON _ Harold and Janet Robinson of Club Wildwood in Hudson celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Oct. 18. They were married Oct. 18, 1942, at St. Andrews Church in Bronx, N.Y.

Their only daughter, Barbara Valerius, lives in Spring Hill.

Before retiring, he was a supervisor in the West Babylon (N.Y.) School District.

The Kroenings

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Bill and Esther Kroening celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner-dance hosted by their children at Spartan Manor.

Their children are a daughter, Cheryl Bosky, and her husband, Steve, of Lombard, Ill.; a son, Bill, and his wife, Darlene, of Orlando; a daughter, Linda Pullicino, and her husband, Joe, of Hudson; a daughter, Diane Granado, of New Port Richey; a son, Gary, and his wife, Penny, of Holiday; and a son, Kevin, and his wife, Michelle, of New Port Richey.

Also attending the party where their eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as friends and relatives.

The couple married Aug. 29, 1947, in Highland Park, Ill.

He owned and operated Kroening's Auto Service in Tarpon Springs and retired from Lansbrook Golf Club. A special gift from Lansbrook employees was a cruise to the Bahamas. The Kroenings enjoy traveling, especially in their motor home.

The Zusts

HOLIDAY _ Frank and Jinnie Zust of Holiday celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Polish-American Pulaski Club in Holiday.

Attending were their son, Robert, and his wife, Gerrie, of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Frank, of Woodstock, Ga.; a daughter, Janice Meek, and her husband, Robert, of Albuquerque, N.M. Eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren attended. The guests were from Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oregon, New Mexico and Alaska. The Zusts also are the parents of the late James Zust.

The couple married May 29, 1937, in Cleveland.

Before retiring, he was a millwright for General Electric in Cleveland.

They are members of the Polish-American Pulaski Club of Holiday and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Their hobbies are dancing and gardening.

_ 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.