EAST PALESTINE - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Patterson, West Grant Street, will celebrate 50 years of marriage at an open house reception from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 21 in the fellowship hall of the First United Presbyterian Church, hosted by their children.
The former Shirley Montgomery, daughter of Albert and Eileen Montgomery, became the bride of Paul Patterson, son of J. Renwick and Corinne Patterson, on Aug. 19, 1960 at the former Trinity United Presbyterian Church in East Palestine. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James Renwick Patterson, father of the groom. Wanda (Heck) Book, was maid of honor and David Patterson, brother of the groom, was best man.
Mr. Patterson retired after a combined 37 years at Newark Public Schools, East Palestine City Schools, Boardman Local Schools, and Heartland Christian School. Following his teaching career he was employed for 10 years at the Chippewa Home Depot. He has served as elder, Sunday school teacher, and choir member in the local Presbyterian church.
Shirley and Paul Patterson
Mrs. Patterson retired after over 30 years of teaching in East Palestine City Schools and Real Life Christian Academy in Salem. She has served as Sunday school teacher, Christian Education committee member and choir member in their church.
The couple has three children, Robert (Luci) Patterson, East Palestine; Rebecca (Van) Zanic, Beaver Falls, Pa.; and Julie (Martin) Flaherty, Beaver, Pa. They also have eight grandchildren.
The family requests that gifts be omitted.