Corderys Celebrate 50th

Sharon and Gary Cordery

Gary and Sharon Cordery of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

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

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

Gary Cordery is the son of the late Willard and Sarah Cordery. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965-1967, serving 13 months in Vietnam. He is retired from AEP Windsor Coal after 32 years, Consol Energy after five years and GMS after seven years.

The family includes two daughters: Shari and her husband Drew Irwin and Michelle DeCrease and her fiance Eric Marvin.

They celebrated with a family dinner at Generations where their wedding reception was held 50 years ago. They also will mark the occasion with a trip to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md.