Betty and John Dzonko have celebrated 70 years of marriage! The couple, from South Amherst, were married on February 23, 1943. Betty was born September 1, 1925 in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. She attends Firelands Church in Wakeman, where she organized the prayer chain. She enjoys singing in the choir, water aerobics at Kendall, and word searches.
John was born February 22, 1922 in Monessen, Pennsylvania. He served in the Army and was on Normandy Beach on D-Day. He is a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from the U.S. Post Office, after 24 years. He enjoys gardening, bowling, golf and Nintendo. The couple have three daughters, Diane Graham of Forth Worth, Texas, Janet Bitar of Mansfield, Ohio, and Karen Layne of Maryville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Robert Graham, Laura Graham, Patrick Bitar, Amanda Hodgson, Sarah Presby; and three great grandchildren, Ryan Presby, Iva Bitar, and Asa Bitar.