James and Patricia (Hartman) Fada
Congratulations to James and Patricia (Hartman) Fada of Elyria who celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary August 3, 2008. They were married August 3, 1968 at St. Mary Church by Father Rath. They moved into Patricia's childhood home after they were married, and continue to reside there.
Patricia recently retired from teaching in the Elyria Schools and St. Mary School. She taught for over 20 years. She is a member of St. Mary Church, Elyria. Patricia enjoys needlework and gardening.
James retired from General Motors and Ford. He is active with the GM Retirees group. He volunteers at St. Mary Church, Elyria, where he is a member. James enjoys gardening.
The couple enjoy traveling and have worked on floats for the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California, both for 2004 and 2006! They have taken cruises to Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
James and Patricia have four children, Jen and Matt Dolin of Elyria, Chris and Joclyn Fada of Elyria, Michelle and Kelly Quinn of North Ridgeville and Mark and Kelly Fada of Cincinnati. They have five grandchildren, Grace, Kate, Madelyn, Kasey and Patrick. The couple celebrated with dinner at their home with their family.