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Tom and Andrea Shafer observe 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shafer

Tom and Andrea Shafer are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary today, June 6, 2020. After 50 years of marriage, they are marking an impressive history as a couple and a family.

On the same June day in 1970 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Father Eugene Parish solemnly conducted the marriage sacrament, followed by an intimate reception at the renowned Locke’s Blue Room. Soon after, the newlyweds embarked on their getaway adventure, a magnificent one-week honeymoon throughout the New England states.

Andi and Tom are the proud parents of five adult children — Maureen Johnson and Michael Shafer of Mill Hall, Kathleen Aurand of Prosper, Texas, Kerry Shafer of Charlottesville, Va., and Arika Morrison of Waynesville, N.C. In addition, there are eight adult grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who range in age from 1-6 years old. Each of the children, grands and great-grands readily anticipate a festive occasion in honor of Mom and Dad, also known as Mimi and Poppy.

The joyful twosome has been blessed with 17 years in retirement mode. Andrea was employed in a managerial capacity with AIMCO, Apartment Investment Management Company, retiring in 2003. Tom retired from Keystone Central School District after teaching history for 36 years at Bald Eagle-Nittany High School. When merging with Lock Haven High, Tom was assigned the job title of Behavioral Instructional Facilitator at the new Center Mountain High School. He also invested much quality time coaching football with the BEN Panthers and CMHS Wildcats over a span of 40 years.

To commemorate one-half century of love, marriage and family, the Golden Couple will reminisce and perhaps retrace their New England sojourn with none other than their best friends and matchmakers. “Ciao!”

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