John & Betty Dzonko
Betty and John Dzonko will celebrate 75 years of marriage Feb. 23, 2018!
The couple met through mutual friends, as teenagers in western Pennsylvania. Betty grew up in a mining town and John in a nearby farming community. John would hitchhike rides from strangers to take Betty on dates.
The couple dated for a short time, as John was drafted into the Army, but it was long enough to know their love was lasting. They were married by the justice of the peace at the county courthouse.
John’s time in the military landed him on Normandy Beach on D-Day, for which he is a Purple Heart recipient. Upon returning home, John and Betty moved to the small town of South Amherst, where he worked for the Post Office delivering mail for 24 years. His favorite hobbies include yelling at the Cleveland Browns, and all the Ohio sports teams, and playing Nintendo.
Betty was active in the church where she loved to sing and manage the prayer chain. She now enjoys watching tennis and golf, and receiving visits from her three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Happy anniversary, John and Betty Dzonko!