Arthur DeForest and Marilyn Tilyou Desnerck celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5, 2013, at a surprise reception at the Sinclairville Fire Hall and with a family dinner at Hultman’s Four Coins. They are the parents of Jon and Teresa Desnerck of Sinclairville, N.Y., Shawn and Andrea Desnerck of Lakewood, N.Y., and Sean and Darcel Desnerck McLane of Lanesville, Ind. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Five of their eight original attendants were present.

They were married Oct. 5, 1963, in the South Stockton Church of God. The Rev. Mary Hale performed the ceremony.

Desnerck had been employed by Art Metal Inc. and Hopes Windows. Mrs. Desnerck is a retired registered nurse and had been employed by Dr. Walter Gunkler, did private nursing duty, was nursing supervisor at Jamestown Presbyterian Home and was assistant director of nursing at Lutheran Social Services.