YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kollar, 1959 Smithfield St., were honored by family members and friends as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during a dinner party held at 6 p.m. June 15 at Chrystal's in Liberty.
Hosts for the event were their children and their spouses, Patricia and Perry Liberatore, Ronald and Laurie Kollar and Barbara Kollar, all of Youngstown, and Donald and Marla Kollar of Poland. There are nine grandchildren in the family.
St. Matthias Church was the setting June 14, 1952, as Mr. Kollar and the former Eleanor Bajtosh were united in marriage.
They are members of Holy Name Church where they received papal blessings and a special blessing at the 4 p.m. Mass June 15 conducted by Monsignor Peter Polando.
Mrs. Kollar was a clerk typist at Youngstown Sheet and Tube and retired in 1952.
Mr. Kollar, a machinist at Youngstown Welding and Engineering, retired in 1986.