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Celebratory Year for Mary Ann & Andy Balog

The Balog Family will remember 2019 for a lot of special reasons. On June 2, 2019 Mary Ann & Andy Balog toasted their 68th wedding anniversary. The couple was married at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA on June 2, 1951.

Mary Ann celebrated her 90th birthday on July 16 and Andy will mark his 97th birthday on November 27. They have two daughters, five granddaughters and anxiously await the arrival of their fifth great-grandchild in a few weeks!

Before the two longtime parishioners of Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church in Binghamton, NY moved to the Erie, Pa area to be closer to their daughter, they gathered for Divine Liturgy on July 13, 2019 with their loving family, friends, fellow Lodge 47 members and parishioners. The couple has been parishioners since 1951. Father Peter Tomas, pastor of Holy Spirit Church, commemorated the occasion by bestowing a special blessing at the conclusion of the Liturgy.

As they begin the next chapter of their lives, Lodge 47 extends well wishes. Thank You for sharing so many wonderful years in Binghamton for your kindness, friendship, support, patronage and dedication. May God grant you good health, peace & happiness for many blessed years!