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The Very Rev. and Mrs. Vladimir Petorak will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 31.

They were married by the late Very Rev. Joseph Kreta at St. Michael’s Church, Jermyn.

Mrs. Petorak is the daughter of the late Josephine and Andrew Meholic of Jermyn.

The Rev. Vladimir is the son of the late Mary and Theodore Petorak.

They are the parents of four children, Paula Yuchnievicz and her husband, Victor; Gregory Petorak and his wife, Gail; Mary Ellen Higdon and her husband, Robert, and Dr. Vladimir Petorak and his wife, Maria.

They have nine grandchildren, Jessica Vyas, Nicole Stravinski, Christopher Higdon, Gregory Petorak, Cristina Tolmer, Nicholas and Lara Petorak and David and Rebecca Yuchnievicz.

They also have seven great-grandchildren, Cassie Tolmer, Emma, Jameson and Quinn Vyas and Cadence, Blake and Nathan Stravinski.

Mrs. Petorak is a retired registered nurse. Father Vladimir has served as a pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, and Holy Resurrection Church, Alden.

A family vacation was enjoyed at Virginia Beach, Va., this past summer, and a family brunch also will be held in their honor.

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