Couple Marks 45 Years

Gary E. and Sharon R. Cordery of Wheeling celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 1.

They were united in marriage June 1, 1968 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, with the late Rev. Thomas Schiffer officiating.

Sharon Cordery is the daughter of Rose Contraguerro of Wheeling and the late Chester Contraguerro. She is retired from Carpet Showcase of Wheeling.

Cordery is the son of the late Willard and Sarah Cordery. He was in the Marine Corps from 1965-67, serving 13 months in Vietnam. He is a retired mine supervisor. He worked with AEP Windsor Coal Co. for 32 years and Consol Energy mines for five years.

They are the parents of two daughters. The family includes Shari and her husband, Drew Irwin, and Michelle DeCrease. They have four grandchildren.

They will celebrate their special day in Ocean City. Md., later in June.