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Anniversary: Marzens celebrate 70th anniversary

Edward T. and Helen C. Marzen of Lehighton are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1950, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe by the Rev. John Engler.

Helen is the daughter of the late Hugo and Caroline Roos of Jim Thorpe. Edward is the son of the late John and Amelia Marzen, also of Jim Thorpe.

The Marzens have six children: Edward and his wife, Cathy, of Andreas; Michael and his wife, Mary, of Jim Thorpe; Barbara Swierczek, and her husband, Stan, of King of Prussia, Pa.; John and his wife, Bernadette, of Lehighton; Carl and his wife, Mary, of Lehighton; and Diane Figueroa, of Allentown.

Edward was the co-owner of Marzen Feed and Hardware in Lehighton for over 70 years. Helen worked as a registered nurse for many years until her retirement.

The couple will celebrate with a small family party in their honor, and receive a special blessing from the Rev. Christopher Zelonis at home.