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Cruise, party mark couple's 50 years

Rose and Bob Pelchat, winter residents of Largo, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a two-week cruise to Hawaii and with their children at an open house at their summer home in Rutland, Vt., where they were married on Aug. 20, 1951.

They came here in 1994 from New Jersey. He retired after 45 years with A&P where he served as director of training and development, and she worked in real estate sales. They have four children and seven grandchildren.

They are members of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, the Garden Club of Largo, the Men's and Women's Golf Clubs at Fairway Village. They also enjoy bowling, swimming and playing bridge.

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Ann and Frank Cardy of Oldsmar celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children at Countryside Country Club. They were married Sept. 12, 1951, in Detroit.

They came here in 1971 from Detroit where they owned and operated Cardy Paper & Supply Co. They have three children, Tom, Largo, Jean Tsagaris, Clearwater and Angela LaFon, Tampa and six grandchildren. They are members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater.

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Helen and Michael Hungo of Clearwater recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner party with their daughter in Indian Rocks. They were married on Oct. 18, 1941, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Allentown, Pa.

They came here in 1980 from Norcross, Ga. He retired from the military and from Branch Motor Express, and she is a homemaker. They have two children, two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.

They attend St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. He plays softball with 3 Score and Kids and Kubs, and is a member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater, and the Knights of Columbus. She is a member of the Post 7 American Legion Auxiliary and the Largo Woman's Club.

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Dr. Sherman H. Pace of Clearwater was presented the Year 2001 Civic Achievement Award at the October meeting of Pinellas County Medical Society.

Pace, a family practitioner in Clearwater since 1955, was honored for his 13 years of service representing the medical society on the Pinellas County Community Foundation and for 23 years of pro bono medical service to the residents of Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch at Safety Harbor.

A graduate of Duke Medical School, Pace is a past president of both Morton Plant Hospital and the former Clearwater Community Hospital medical staffs and served one year as a board member of the Morton Plant Hospital Board of Trustees. He is a co-founder of the Pre-Med Club at Clearwater High School and a former scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 50.

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