Gilbert and Marie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at L'uva Bella Bistro hosted by their children and grandchildren, Michelle McKain and her son, Geoffrey of Pittsburgh; Nicole Lucarelli of Falls Church, Va.; Maria Lucarelli of Columbus, Ohio; and Vince (Cathy) Lucarelli of Ellicott City, Md. and their children, Eli and Mazie
Gilbert and Marie were married on Feb. 1, 1969, in St. Lawrence Church in Hillsville, which was officiated by Father Evaristo Luteri.
Gilbert, an army veteran, spent 30 years as a CPA with the Internal Revenue Service. This was followed by 20 years serving as treasurer for Mahoning Township. He is an active member of Christ the King Parish and an avid golfer.
Marie taught Home Economics at Mohawk Jr.-Sr High School for 25 years. She is also active in the church and previously served as Christian Mothers President, where she started the Easter Bread project. She served as project chairperson for 25 years. The project continues today.