Mary Lou (Murphy) and Richard (Dick) Selander celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their son (Chris) and daughter-in-law’s (Jaime) home in Louisville on their anniversary, September 23rd; the picnic was co-hosted by their other son (Michael) and his fiancé (Ann). In attendance were family and close friends: Roger and Linda Hammel, Bob and Marlene Hornyak, Maxie Selander, Dan and Cathy Bowman, and Denny and Jean Towne. Dick and Mary Lou graduated together from Streetsboro High School in 1965. They have always said that the success to their marriage was their love and continued FRIENDSHIP through the years. Dick was a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, stationed in Topeka, Kansas, where they resided after their marriage for one year and a remote base in Turkey, fifteen months. His career over the years was in the trucking industry as an outbound foreman/supervisor, retiring from FedEx National LTL in 2010. Mary Lou’s career started in the banking business (City Bank, Kent and Commerce State Bank, Topeka) until she switched to a successful library career, St. Joseph School, Mantua and Hiram College Library (periodicals manager and acquisitions officer), where she retired from in 2012. They have seven grandchildren: Hunter, Michael II, Alivia, Tom, Katie, Nikolus, and Ava, plus Ann’s children: Gabrielle, Dylan, Ryan and Tyler, and Tyler’s son, Benjamin. On October 22nd, the couple renewed their wedding vows at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Currently they reside in Mantua and volunteer at the Mantua Historical Society; Mary Lou also is involved with the Hiram College Women’s Council and volunteering at the Hiram College Library.

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