Demattes Celebrate 50th

Dee and Jack Dematte of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 28.

They were united in marriage July 28, 1962 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Wheeling, by the Rev. Bernard Schmitt.

Dolores Jean “Dee” Ruggaber Dematte is the daughter of Stella Ruggaber Johnson and Charles J. Ruggaber. She is a 1959 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy. She is retired from State Farm Insurance.

Dematte is the son of Selma and Louis Dematte. He is a 1956 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and a 1960 graduate of Wheeling College. He is retired from Charles M. Sledd Co.

They are the parents of three children, John L. Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; Darlene Reiter of Brentwood, Tenn., and Cece Brehl of Carmel, Ind. They have six grandchildren.

A celebration was held at the annual Dematte family reunion Saturday, July 28.