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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McGeer Sr., Hanover Township, Pa., celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on Monday, Oct. 1, 2013.


Mrs. Dorothy McGeer celebrated her 91st birthday on Oct. 7.


The couple met while they were employed at the family movie theater in Nanticoke. Mrs. McGeer was the ticket seller and Mr. McGeer was the usher.


They were married in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nanticoke. Maid of honor was the late Bernice Lubinski Bonner, sister of the bride. Best man was the late Jack McGeer, brother of the groom.


Mrs. McGeer is the former Dorothy Lubinski. She is the daughter of the late Adam and Edith Lubinski. She worked for many years in the garment industry at Mac Gregory’s, Pittston Apparel, J and L, Val’s Sportswear and Page Boy Dress. She was a member of the ILGWU and Amalgamated Union. She also worked as a clerk at Koronkiewicz Pharmacy, Nanticoke.


Mr. McGeer is the son of late Lawrence and Anna McGeer.


He served in the Armed Forces during World War II as a member of the 98th division. He was also employed by Schimmel Construction Co. and K&S Canning. He is well known for his great skill at darts as part of many area teams.


Mr. and Mrs. McGeer were former owners and operators of McGeer’s Pub, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.


The couple have two children, Judith Ann McGeer Krapf, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Thomas R. McGeer Jr., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They are the proud grandparents of 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


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