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Jim and Mary-Lou Vreeland, Hollidaysburg, Pa., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 3, 2013. They were married Aug. 3, 1963, in St. Mary’s Church, Kingston, Pa., by the late Monsignor Anthony Norkonas.

Mrs. Vreeland is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Thomas Meighan, Luzerne.

Mr. Vreeland is the soon of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Q. Vreeland, Binghamton, N.Y.

Dr. John Schellenberg served as the best man. Groomsmen were Thomas Meighan, brother of the bride, and the late Duane Coney, brother-in-law of the groom. Elaine Zavada served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Audrey Carlin and the late Carol Coney, sister of the groom.

Mr. Vreeland retired in 2000 as the president and chief executive officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Bedford Memorial Hospital.

They are parents of two children, Tracy Flynn and her husband, Rusty, Duncansville, Pa., and Jay Vreeland and his wife, Beth, Greensburg, Pa. They have four grandchildren, Brian and Brady Flynn and Jake and Sophie Vreeland.

They celebrated their anniversary with a pilgrimage to Rome in July and an audience with Pope Francis. A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated on Aug, 3, 2013, at St. Michael’s Church, Hollidaysburg, Pa., followed by a reception at the Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg, where the couple are members.

Jim continues his passion for golf only exceeded by their love for one another and their family, especially their grandchildren.

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