The Rev. Robert E. and Ida C. Waite of Steamburg, N.Y., celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on July 28, 2013. They are the parents of David Waite, Rebecca Waite and Eileen Pioli. They also have 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchilden.

Waite and the former Ida C. Oldro were married July 28, 1945, in the Church of God in Jamestown, N.Y. The Rev. Barrett performed the ceremony.

Waite is a veteran of World War II and was ordained at Haskell Community Church in 1957. Mrs. Waite works faithfully by his side. They are members of Victory Tabernacle Church in Cattaraugus.