Couple Celebrating 40 Years
John S. Kovalchie III and Christina Kovalchie were united in marriage on May 16, 1981, at St. James Lutheran Church in Wheeling.
The couple resides in Bethlehem.
John is the son of the late John Kovalchie Jr. and the late Frances Kovalchie.
Christina is retired from Kroger with 31 years of service. Over the years they traveled mostly to Las Vegas, where they made many friends.
On their 30th anniversary, their friends Darryl and Lisa Kahapea, who reside in Henderson, Nevada, gave them their most precious gift of a little Shui and Yorkie terrier named Annie. Annie was named after their 30th anniversary.
They renewed their vows on their 25th anniversary at Saint Joan of Arc in Las Vegas. They will be celebrating their anniversary in the late summer at Oglebay Park. Their nieces and nephews will be hosting a get together with family and friends.