Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kern celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 5.
They were married at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, on Saturday Oct. 5, 1968, by the late Rev. Joseph Boles.
Mrs. Kern, the former Sheila Ackerman, is a daughter of the late Howard and Claire Ackerman.
Mr. Kern is a son of the late Louis and Mildred Kern, both of Pittston.
The couple has two children, daughter, Paulette, Pittston, and son, Jeffrey, daughter-in-law, Katrina and granddaughter, Hannah, of Wyoming.
Mr. and Mrs. Kern renewed their vows at a celebration Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral, Scranton, in June by the Most Rev. Joseph Bambera.
Paul and Sheila also celebrated with a nine-day trip to Ireland.