Francis, Sandra Renzo wed 60 years

Francis and Sandra Renzo

Francis Anthony Renzo married Sandra Lee Douty 60 years ago today, on Oct. 26, 1957.

This milestone was reached because of the love the two share for each other and their family.

A small early-winter snowstorm coated the ground, creating a beautiful winter scene when the two were married, in Greenburr. Sandra’s father, Martin Douty, fell ill the day of the wedding so her older brother, Alan Douty, was handed the honor of giving the bride away. The wedding was attended by family and friends.

Francis retired in 2000 as the maintenance supervisor for Clinton County government, after 16 years. He was also employed as a Young Adult Conservation Core leader for the Department of Interior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Lamar Fish Hatchery and as a plant superintendent at Capital Industries. Francis served his country in the National Guard for nine years.

Sandra retired from Widmann’s Warehouse in 1998. She also worked at Hammermill Paper Company for 15 years.

The Renzos on their wedding day

Francis and Sandra live in Lock Haven and are the parents of Cheryl Moran and her husband Larry of The Villages, Fla.; Tracy Renzo of Lock Haven; Shawn Renzo of Olmstead Falls, Ohio; Zane Renzo and his wife Krista of Lock Haven.

They have seven grandchildren, Trevor Reeder and his wife Meadow of Lock Haven; Kaycie Sisowath and her husband Daniel of Centreville, Va.; Keith Schmidt of North Carolina; Sam, Henry and James Renzo of Olmstead Falls, Ohio; and Gianna Renzo of Lock Haven.

The two are also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Kayden and Mason Sisowath of Centreville, Va. and Aurora Reeder of Lock Haven.

Throughout the years Francis and Sandra have enjoyed camping and fishing in Towanda, hunting in Loganton, and gardening in their backyard. They have been on several cruises, vacationed in Florida and Las Vegas and continue to enjoy occasional casino trips to Salamanca, N.Y.

The couple’s secret to a loving marriage is to always have two good ears to listen and to work through all problems with love in your heart.

Francis and Sandra plan on a simple celebration with their family.


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