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Catherine and Leo Witczak of Whitehall celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 14.

Catherine is the daughter of the late John and Anna (Solovay) Turbedsky, who lived in Cementon.

She attended Whitehall High School and the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for many years as a nurse in the hospital and doctors’ offices in Allentown.

Leo is the son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Czyzewska) Witczak, who lived in Allentown.

He attended Allentown High School and Lehigh University. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and was an electrical engineer until retiring in 1980.

Catherine and Leo met when she was a nursing student and he was a student at Lehigh University. Their first date and Leo’s later proposal took place at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

They were married in St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, in 1950, and are longtime parishioners of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

They are the parents of three children: Dr. Loretta, wife of Bruce Keil, of Allentown; Jesse, husband of Pam, of Brookeville, Md.; and Joseph, husband of Charlene, of Tumwater, Wash.

They have been blessed with eight grandchildren: Deanna, wife of Daniel Carik, Alyssa, Lynea, Christopher, Devon, Bonnie, Garrett and Michael.

Their anniversary was celebrated at a family reunion this past spring.

Leo and Catherine Witczak