Joseph and Verna Hogan, Forty Fort, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2013. They were married Aug. 24,1963, at Holy Savior Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Mrs. Hogan is the former Verna Mae Yelland, daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Yelland, Wilkes-Barre.
Mr. Hogan is the son of the late Joseph and Marion Hogan, Wilkes-Barre.
Their marriage has been blessed with six children, the late AnnaMae Mariani and husband Mark, Kingston; Joe and wife, Charline, Larksville; Mark and wife, Cheryl, Avoca; Dana and wife, Kim, Kingston; Hope Katchko and husband, Kevin, Sweet Valley; and April Lewis and husband, Don, Forty Fort.
They also have 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The couple celebrated their anniversary with a party given by their children and their spouses.