Family surprises Vaneks with 50th anniversary fete


The children of Joseph B. and Eva C. Vanek of Austintown hosted a surprise party Nov. 11 for their parents at Rachel’s Restaurant in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Their children are Jim Vanek and Jeff Vanek, both of Austintown; Judy Peterson of Youngstown; Joanne Seil and Joe Vanek, both of Boardman; and Jody Randall of Dayton. Nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren complete their family.

The former Eva C. Rogers and Mr. Vanek were married Nov. 11, 1967, at Chapel by the Sea, Newport, R.I.

The couple are members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Mrs. Vanek worked as a licensed practical nurse for Meridian Arms, and retired in December 2013.

Mr. Vanek worked for General Motors in Lordstown and retired in 2008. He is a U.S. Navy veteran.

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