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Anniversaries celebrated

Anthony and Eleanor Savalli, Oldsmar, celebrated their 55th anniversary with a surprise dinner party given by friends and family. They came here in 1959 from Gloucester, Mass., where they were married Sept. 20, 1942.

Mrs. Savalli is a homemaker and Savalli was a commercial fisherman in Massachusetts and moved to Florida to pursue a career in the funeral industry.

They are members of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Savalli is a member of American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.

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Fred and Jackie Sykes celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 2 by renewing their wedding vows in a ceremony performed by their four sons. This was followed by a dinner party at the Dolphin Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach. They were married Sept. 2, 1947, at First Avenue Methodist Church in St. Petersburg.

Mrs. Sykes is a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and a homemaker. Sykes is a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and retired from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in 1987.

They have four sons, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Harold and Jane Malone, Largo, celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house. They came here in 1948 from Vincennes, Ind., where they were married Sept. 7, 1947.

Malone is an Army veteran of the European Theater. He worked 38 years at GTE and retired in 1984. He received the Presidents Medal from the National Security Council for saving the life of a co-worker while working at GTE.

Mrs. Malone served in the Cadet Nurse Corps from 1943-45 in Louisville, Ky. She was a registered nurse and worked as an industrial nurse at General Electric, Clearwater.

They are members of Masonic Lodge 304, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 234, both of Pinellas Park, Disabled American Veterans Post 143, Largo, Elks Lodge 2519, Seminole, Independent Telephone Pioneers Association, Sunshine Pioneer Club, and First Christian Church, Largo. Malone was a monarch of Selama Grotto, St. Petersburg.

They have two children and four grandchildren.

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Barbara and James Currens, Palm Harbor, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family dinner at Jesse's Seafood House, Dunedin, and a family get-together in New Jersey. They came here in 1983 from Wyandotte, Mich., where they were married Sept. 1, 1947, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Mrs. Currens worked 15 years for Wyandotte. Currens worked 32 years for Ernst Supply. He is a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

Curren is a member of Knights of Columbus and Mrs. Currens was a president of the Parent Teacher Association and a member of the Junior Child Study Club. They are members of All Saints Catholic Church, Palm Harbor.

They have three children and two grandchildren.

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