Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schwertfager

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donald Schwertfager of Fredonia recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. She is the former Patricia Ann Calato, daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Nasca) Calato, formerly of Dunkirk. He is the son of the late Walter and Pauline (Greene) Schwertfager, formerly of Fredonia. The couple was united in marriage on July 13, 1957 at the old Holy Trinity Church on Ruggles Street in Dunkirk by the late Rev. Valerio Bernardo.

Robert is a retired self-employed carpenter. Patricia was employed at one time at the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Plant in Dunkirk as an office worker. She held other jobs in the area and is a homemaker. The Schwertfagers are the proud parents of Patricia Ann “Patty” Schwertfager, who owns Surroundings art gallery and frame shop in Westfield.

The couple has resided in their home on Howard Street for almost 53 years.