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Jon and Barbara Blum

celebrated their 50th

wedding anniversary with

a week long family

destination celebration at

Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The couple was

married June 22, 1963, at

St. Mary Catholic

Church, Tiffin, by

Monsignor R. I. Kinnane.

Barbara is the daughter of

the late John and Eleanor

Kasza. Jon is the son of

the late Richard and

Dorothy Blum.

The couple was joined

by their three sons, Jon

(Lisa) Blum of York, Pa.,

Kevin (Heather) Blum of

St. Thomas, USVI and

Mark (Kristen) Blum of

Atlanta, Ga., and 10

grandchildren. As a

surprise, joining them

were Barbara’s brothers,

John of Tiffin and

Charles (Judy) of

Ormond Beach, Fla., with

two of their children and

her sister, Marcia of

Sylvania, accompanied

by her daughter, two sons

and their families from

North Ridgeville and

Birmingham, Ala.

A celebration dinner

was at Skull Creek

Boathouse. A floral


incorporating Barbara’s

bridal bouquet was the

centerpiece for the main

table. Following dinner,

everyone gathered at the

couple’s place for

anniversary cake,

decorated with the

original bride and groom

topper, and presents. The

highlight of the last night

was the sharing of fond

memories that had been

written by family

members and placed in a

bowl for the couple to

draw and read to the